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Flag for U.S.A. June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Monday, June 4, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Ended: Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes


June 4, 2012 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:48 AM Jun 45:42 AM Jun 45:46 AM Jun 4
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Monday, June 4, 2012

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 4:48:11 AM232°Southwest8.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Washington DCJun 4 at 5:42:17 AM241°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Washington DC would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 4 at 5:46:02 AM241°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 4 at 5:59:55 AM243°West-southwest1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 4 at 7:03:13 AM252°West-southwest13.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 4 at 8:06:29 AM261°West25.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 4 at 9:18:16 AM271°West38.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Washington DC.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Washington DC, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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