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November 29 / November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Is this Penumbral 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: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

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.

Eclipse is visible.

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 beginsNov 30 at 7:32:22 AMNov 30 at 2:32:22 AMYes
Maximum EclipseNov 30 at 9:42:53 AMNov 30 at 4:42:53 AMYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 30 at 11:53:22 AMNov 30 at 6:53:22 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 -0.262.

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 21 minutes.

Next Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be on May 5, 2023.


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