Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Partial Eclipse starts
- Total Eclipse starts
- Maximum Eclipse
- Total Eclipse ends
- Full Eclipse ends
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- Much of North America
- Parts of South America
Total eclipse visible in...
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Alofi, Niue
- Rotorua, New Zealand
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Anadyr, Russia
- Suva, Fiji
- Funafuti, Tuvalu
- Midway, Midway Islands, U.S.A.
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- Pago Pago, American Samoa
- Tauranga, New Zealand
- Nukualofa, Tonga
- Apia, Samoa
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Tarawa, Kiribati
- Palmerston North, New Zealand
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Nelson, New Zealand
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Wake Island, Wake Island, U.S.A.
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Palikir, Ponape, Micronesia
- Kolonia, Ponape, Micronesia
- Honiara, Solomon Islands
- Lord Howe Island, Lord Howe Island, Australia
- Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
- Magadan, Russia
- McMurdo, Antarctica
- Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
- Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
- Weno, Truk, Micronesia
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
- Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
- Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
- Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar 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||Mar 14 at 3:59 AM||Mar 13 at 11:59 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 14 at 5:11 AM||Mar 14 at 1:11 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Mar 14 at 6:28 AM||Mar 14 at 2:28 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 14 at 6:59 AM||Mar 14 at 2:59 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Mar 14 at 7:30 AM||Mar 14 at 3:30 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 14 at 8:47 AM||Mar 14 at 4:47 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 14 at 9:59 AM||Mar 14 at 5:59 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.