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January 20 / January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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Where to See the Eclipse

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

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

The animation shows where this total 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.

Entire eclipse visible from start to end.

Entire partial and total phases visible. Misses part of penumbral phase.

Entire total phase visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the total phase visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the partial phase visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the penumbral phase visible. Misses total & partial phases.

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 Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral eclipse beginsJan 21 at 02:36:29Jan 20 at 9:36:29 PMYes
Partial eclipse beginsJan 21 at 03:33:54Jan 20 at 10:33:54 PMYes
Full eclipse beginsJan 21 at 04:41:17Jan 20 at 11:41:17 PMYes
Maximum eclipseJan 21 at 05:12:14Jan 21 at 12:12:14 AMYes
Full eclipse endsJan 21 at 05:43:15Jan 21 at 12:43:15 AMYes
Partial eclipse endsJan 21 at 06:50:39Jan 21 at 1:50:39 AMYes
Penumbral eclipse endsJan 21 at 07:48:02Jan 21 at 2:48:02 AMYes

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

The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.195.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.168

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 12 minutes.

The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 15 minutes.

The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 2 minutes.

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Jan 21, 2019 at 2:36:29 AM UTC


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