September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse
This total lunar eclipse will be visible from most of North America, South America, Europe, west Asia and parts of Africa will be able to see the eclipse.
The eclipse will last for 3 hrs and 20 mins from beginning to end. The Moon will be totally eclipsed (totality) for about 1 hr and 12 mins.
2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad
This eclipse is the fourth and last in a tetrad, a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.
The term Blood Moon, has recently become popular when referring to the total lunar eclipses in the 2014 – 2015 lunar tetrad. This term has no technical or astronomical basis and it is unclear where the description originated.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, Much of North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
When the eclipse happens worldwide
Lunar 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||Sep 28 at 12:11 AM||Sep 27 at 8:11 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Sep 28 at 1:07 AM||Sep 27 at 9:07 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Sep 28 at 2:11 AM||Sep 27 at 10:11 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 28 at 2:47 AM||Sep 27 at 10:47 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 3:23 AM||Sep 27 at 11:23 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 4:27 AM||Sep 28 at 12:27 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 5:22 AM||Sep 28 at 1:22 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Total Lunar Eclipse
Sep 28, 2015 at 12:11 AM UTC
Eclipses visible from your city
Eclipses during year 2015
- Mar 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Apr 4, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 13, 2015 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Sep 28, 2015 – Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse