Feb 21, 2008 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
- West in Asia
- West in Africa
- Parts of North America
- South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- San Jose, California, U.S.A.
- San Diego, California, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Oakland, California, U.S.A.
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Riverside, California, U.S.A.
- Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
- Stockton, California, U.S.A.
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Easter Island, Chile
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Cairo, Egypt
- Athens, Greece
- Madrid, Spain
- Moscow, Russia
- Ankara, Turkey
- Paris, France
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Rome, Italy
- Brussels, Belgium
- Algiers, Algeria
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
- Anadyr, Russia
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 New York*||Visible in New York|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Feb 21 at 12:38 AM||Feb 20 at 7:38 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Feb 21 at 1:44 AM||Feb 20 at 8:44 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Feb 21 at 3:03 AM||Feb 20 at 10:03 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 21 at 3:26 AM||Feb 20 at 10:26 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Feb 21 at 3:49 AM||Feb 20 at 10:49 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Feb 21 at 5:07 AM||Feb 21 at 12:07 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Feb 21 at 6:14 AM||Feb 21 at 1:14 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in New York, the entire eclipse is visible.