September 16 / September 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The Moon will move through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow, making it appear a little darker. However, it may difficult to see this with the naked eye.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
When the Eclipse Happened 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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral eclipse began||Sep 16 at 16:54:43||Sep 16 at 12:54:43 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum eclipse||Sep 16 at 18:54:21||Sep 16 at 2:54:21 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral eclipse ended||Sep 16 at 20:54:00||Sep 16 at 4:54:00 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon during this eclipse, so it was not possible to view it in Washington DC.
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.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses during year 2016
- Mar 8 / Mar 9, 2016 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Mar 23, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- May 9 / May 10, 2016 — Mercury Transit
- Aug 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16 / Sep 17, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses during year 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse