May 16, 2003 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:
- West in Asia
- West in Africa
- Parts of North America
- South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Alert, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Papeete, Tahiti, France
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
- Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
- San Diego, California, U.S.A.
- Billings, Montana, U.S.A.
- San Jose, California, U.S.A.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Paris, France
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Brussels, Belgium
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Cairo, Egypt
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Madrid, Spain
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- Thule Air Base, Greenland
- Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Alofi, Niue
- Pond Inlet, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Napier, New Zealand
- Apia, Samoa
- Nukualofa, Tonga
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||May 16 at 1:08 AM||May 15 at 9:08 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 16 at 2:08 AM||May 15 at 10:08 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 16 at 3:16 AM||May 15 at 11:16 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 16 at 3:40 AM||May 15 at 11:40 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 16 at 4:05 AM||May 16 at 12:05 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 16 at 5:13 AM||May 16 at 1:13 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 16 at 6:12 AM||May 16 at 2:12 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.