March 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of Asia and Australia.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Much of Asia, Australia, 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||Mar 23 at 9:39 AM||Mar 23 at 5:39 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 23 at 11:47 AM||Mar 23 at 7:47 AM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 23 at 1:54 PM||Mar 23 at 9:54 AM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 23, 2016 at 9:39 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
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse