Jan 21, 2000 Total 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.
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:
- Parts of Europe
- Parts of Asia
- North America
- South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Papeete, Tahiti, France
- Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
- Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Wailuku, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, France
- Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Napili-Honokowai, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- London, England, United Kingdom
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Cairo, Egypt
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Brussels, Belgium
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati
- Magadan, Russia
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
- Pago Pago, American Samoa
- Howland Island, U.S.A.
- Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau
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||Jan 21 at 2:06 AM||Jan 20 at 9:06 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 3:05 AM||Jan 20 at 10:05 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 4:06 AM||Jan 20 at 11:06 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 21 at 4:44 AM||Jan 20 at 11:44 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 5:21 AM||Jan 21 at 12:21 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 6:23 AM||Jan 21 at 1:23 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 7:22 AM||Jan 21 at 2:22 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.