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August 27 / August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Is this Partial 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, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

The animation shows where this partial 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.

Eclipse is visible.

Only penumbral phase visible. Misses partial phase.

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 beginsAug 28 at 01:23:54Aug 27 at 9:23:54 PMYes
Partial eclipse beginsAug 28 at 02:33:48Aug 27 at 10:33:48 PMYes
Maximum eclipseAug 28 at 04:12:48Aug 28 at 12:12:48 AMYes
Partial eclipse endsAug 28 at 05:51:55Aug 28 at 1:51:55 AMYes
Penumbral eclipse endsAug 28 at 07:01:41Aug 28 at 3:01:41 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 0.930.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.964

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 38 minutes.

The duration of the partial eclipse is 3 hours, 18 minutes.

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