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May 25, 1937 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

What this lunar eclipse looks like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.


Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Much of Australia, West in Africa, South/West North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

The animation shows where this penumbral lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

Shades of darkness

Night, moon high up in sky.

Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon.

Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight.

Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.

Day, moon and eclipse both not visible.

Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the moon will only be a bit fainter.

100% visible (start to end).

More than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 50% of the event is visible.

Eclipse is not visible at all

Note: Percentage values (%) are of the overall eclipse event. For lighter shadings left (West) of center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Shadings right (East) will experience until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

When the eclipse happens worldwide

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

EventUTC TimeTime in Seattle*Visible in Seattle
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 25 at 5:45 AMMay 24 at 9:45 PMYes
Maximum EclipseMay 25 at 7:51 AMMay 24 at 11:51 PMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 25 at 9:56 AMMay 25 at 1:56 AMYes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Seattle, the entire eclipse is visible.

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