Mar 24, 1997 Partial Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Partial Eclipse starts
- Maximum Eclipse
- Full Eclipse ends
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- Parts of North America
- South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, France
- Glennallen, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Yakutat, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Wailuku, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Papeete, Tahiti, France
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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||Mar 24 at 1:44 AM||Mar 23 at 8:44 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 24 at 2:59 AM||Mar 23 at 9:59 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 24 at 4:40 AM||Mar 23 at 11:40 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 24 at 6:20 AM||Mar 24 at 1:20 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 24 at 7:35 AM||Mar 24 at 2:35 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.