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Feb 10 – Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

What this lunar eclipse looks like

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

Where to see the eclipse

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

Is this eclipse visible in New York?

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.

100% visible (start to end).

More than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 75% of the event is visible.

Less than 50% of the event is visible.

Eclipse is not visible at all

Note: Percentage values (%) are of the overall eclipse event. For lighter shadings left (West) of center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Shadings right (East) will experience until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

Example cities where partial eclipse is visible

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in New York*Visible in New York
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 10 at 10:36 PMFeb 10 at 5:36 PMYes
Maximum EclipseFeb 11 at 12:44 AMFeb 10 at 7:44 PMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 11 at 2:53 AMFeb 10 at 9:53 PMYes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in New York, the entire eclipse is visible.

Countdown until Eclipse begins


Feb 10, 2017 at 10:36 PM UTC — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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