Feb 21, 2008 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:
- Much of Asia
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Paris, France
- Budapest, Hungary
- Rome, Italy
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Algiers, Algeria
- Brussels, Belgium
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Cairo, Egypt
- Ankara, Turkey
- Madrid, Spain
- Athens, Greece
- Moscow, Russia
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Bucharest, Romania
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Partial eclipse visible in:
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Honolulu, Hawaii, 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||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 above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.