Dec 30, 2001 Penumbral 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
- Maximum Eclipse
- 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:
- North in Europe
- Parts of Asia
- West in Australia
- Parts of North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Bamako, Mali
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Banjul, Gambia
- Algiers, Algeria
- Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Accra, Ghana
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Ankara, Turkey
- Amman, Jordan
- Aden, Yemen
- Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Antananarivo, Madagascar
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||Dec 30 at 8:30 AM||Dec 30 at 3:30 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 30 at 10:30 AM||Dec 30 at 5:30 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 30 at 12:30 PM||Dec 30 at 7:30 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.