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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston, MA, USA

Mar 25, 2024 at 3:12 am
Max View in Boston, Massachusetts
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Boston, Massachusetts
Begins: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 12:53 am
Maximum: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 3:12 am -0.133 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 5:32 am
Duration: 4 hours, 39 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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March 25, 2024 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Boston. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EDT) for Boston. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:53 am Mon, Mar 25
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South 181°
46.4°
3:12 am Mon, Mar 25
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Southwest 225°
35.4°
5:32 am Mon, Mar 25
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West-southwest 254°
13.2°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility From BostonVisibility Worldwide
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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