September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, most parts of Asia and Australia and from eastern Africa.
Where to see the eclipse
Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, West in 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||Sep 16 at 4:57 PM||Sep 16 at 12:57 PM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 16 at 6:55 PM||Sep 16 at 2:55 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Sep 16 at 8:53 PM||Sep 16 at 4:53 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.
Countdown until eclipse begins
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM 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
- Sep 1, 2016 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Sep 16, 2016 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)