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March 24 / March 25, 2024 — 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: South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica.

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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 beginsMar 25 at 04:53:13Mar 25 at 12:53:13 amYes
Maximum eclipseMar 25 at 07:12:46Mar 25 at 3:12:46 amYes
Penumbral eclipse endsMar 25 at 09:32:21Mar 25 at 5:32:21 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 -0.133.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.956

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 39 minutes.

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