Mar 14 – Mar 15, 2006 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:
- West in Asia
- East in North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Suva, Fiji
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Guam (Hagåtña), Guam
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
- Anadyr, Russia
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
- Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.
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||Mar 14 at 9:26 PM||Mar 14 at 4:26 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 14 at 11:35 PM||Mar 14 at 6:35 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 15 at 2:10 AM||Mar 14 at 9:10 PM||Yes|
* The Moon is under the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.