Apr 3 – Apr 4, 1996 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South/East Asia
- East in Australia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Rome, Italy
- Budapest, Hungary
- Algiers, Algeria
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Ankara, Turkey
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Athens, Greece
- Madrid, Spain
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Paris, France
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Cairo, Egypt
- Bucharest, Romania
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Brussels, Belgium
- Moscow, Russia
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar 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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Apr 3 at 9:19 PM||Apr 3 at 4:19 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Apr 3 at 10:22 PM||Apr 3 at 5:22 PM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Apr 3 at 11:28 PM||Apr 3 at 6:28 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 4 at 12:10 AM||Apr 3 at 7:10 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 12:51 AM||Apr 3 at 7:51 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 1:57 AM||Apr 3 at 8:57 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Apr 4 at 3:01 AM||Apr 3 at 10:01 PM||Yes|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.