Sep 27, 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
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Paris, France
- Budapest, Hungary
- Rome, Italy
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Algiers, Algeria
- Brussels, Belgium
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Cairo, Egypt
- Ankara, Turkey
- Madrid, Spain
- Athens, Greece
- Moscow, Russia
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Bucharest, Romania
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Partial eclipse visible in:
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||Sep 27 at 12:15 AM||Sep 26 at 8:15 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Sep 27 at 1:15 AM||Sep 26 at 9:15 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Sep 27 at 2:21 AM||Sep 26 at 10:21 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 27 at 2:54 AM||Sep 26 at 10:54 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Sep 27 at 3:28 AM||Sep 26 at 11:28 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Sep 27 at 4:33 AM||Sep 27 at 12:33 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 27 at 5:34 AM||Sep 27 at 1:34 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.