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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.

Where to see the eclipse

Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, Much of North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

The animation shows where this partial 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.

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. 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.

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 beginsMar 24 at 1:44 AMMar 23 at 5:44 PMNo, below horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 2:59 AMMar 23 at 6:59 PMYes
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 4:40 AMMar 23 at 8:40 PMYes
Partial Eclipse endsMar 24 at 6:20 AMMar 23 at 10:20 PMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 7:35 AMMar 23 at 11:35 PMYes

* The Moon is below the horizon in Seattle some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.


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