Sep 28, 2015 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.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Partial Eclipse starts
- Total Eclipse starts
- Maximum Eclipse
- Total Eclipse ends
- Full Eclipse ends
- 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 Europe
- West in Asia
- West in Africa
- East in North America
- South America
Total eclipse visible in...
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
- Anaheim, California, U.S.A.
- Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Easter Island, Chile
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
- Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
- San Jose, California, U.S.A.
- Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
- Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- San Diego, California, U.S.A.
- Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
- Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Beijing, China
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Papeete, Tahiti, France
- Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anadyr, Russia
- Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Guam (Hagåtña), Guam
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Suva, Fiji
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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||Sep 28 at 12:13 AM||Sep 27 at 8:13 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Sep 28 at 1:12 AM||Sep 27 at 9:12 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Sep 28 at 2:13 AM||Sep 27 at 10:13 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 28 at 2:47 AM||Sep 27 at 10:47 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 3:22 AM||Sep 27 at 11:22 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 4:23 AM||Sep 28 at 12:23 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 28 at 5:22 AM||Sep 28 at 1:22 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.