Jun 15, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse
A total lunar eclipse is visible in areas such as Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia on June 15, 2011. This is one of the darkest eclipses this century, and for 100 minutes the Moon appears as a dark red orb in the sky.
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 Europe
- South/East Asia
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Brussels, Belgium
- Paris, France
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Algiers, Algeria
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Ankara, Turkey
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Athens, Greece
- Rome, Italy
- Baghdad, Iraq
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Madrid, Spain
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Cairo, Egypt
- Moscow, Russia
- London, England, United Kingdom
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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 5:25 PM||Jun 15 at 1:25 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 6:25 PM||Jun 15 at 2:25 PM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 7:23 PM||Jun 15 at 3:23 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 15 at 8:12 PM||Jun 15 at 4:12 PM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 9:01 PM||Jun 15 at 5:01 PM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 10:00 PM||Jun 15 at 6:00 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 10:59 PM||Jun 15 at 6:59 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.