Sep 16, 2016 Penumbral 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
- Maximum Eclipse
- 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:
- Much of Europe
- Parts of Asia
- East in Australia
- Parts of Africa
- East in North America
- East in South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.
- Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
- Belmopan, Belize
- Bogota, Colombia
- Asuncion, Paraguay
- Albany, New York, U.S.A.
- Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
- Hamilton, Bermuda
- Bridgetown, Barbados
- Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
- Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.A.
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
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 16 at 4:57 PM||Sep 16 at 12:57 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 16 at 6:55 PM||Sep 16 at 2:55 PM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 16 at 8:53 PM||Sep 16 at 4:53 PM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.