May 16, 2003 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/West Europe
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Algiers, Algeria
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Brussels, Belgium
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Rome, Italy
- Dublin, Ireland
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Madrid, Spain
- Havana, Cuba
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Paris, France
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 Seattle*||Visible in Seattle|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 16 at 1:08 AM||May 15 at 6:08 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 16 at 2:08 AM||May 15 at 7:08 PM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 16 at 3:16 AM||May 15 at 8:16 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 16 at 3:40 AM||May 15 at 8:40 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 16 at 4:05 AM||May 15 at 9:05 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 16 at 5:13 AM||May 15 at 10:13 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 16 at 6:12 AM||May 15 at 11:12 PM||Yes|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Seattle some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.