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September 16 / September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, parts of Asia, Australia, and eastern Africa.

Is this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Seattle?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of the Earth.

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Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

The animation shows where this penumbral lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

Shades of darkness

Night, moon high up in sky.

Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon.

Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight.

Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.

Day, moon and eclipse both not visible.

Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.

Eclipse is visible.

Eclipse not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Seattle*Visible in Seattle
Penumbral eclipse beginsSep 16 at 16:54:42Sep 16 at 9:54:42 AMNo, below the horizon
Maximum eclipseSep 16 at 18:54:20Sep 16 at 11:54:20 AMNo, below the horizon
Penumbral eclipse endsSep 16 at 20:53:59Sep 16 at 1:53:59 PMNo, below the horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Seattle.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.064.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.908

The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 59 minutes.

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sep 16, 2016 at 4:54:42 PM UTC


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