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October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sterling, VA, USA

Oct 28, 2023 at 6:11 pm
Near max in Sterling
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Sterling, Virginia
Begins: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:08 pm
Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:10 pm -0.790 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Duration: 18 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sterling

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

2:01 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction North-northeast 22°
3:35 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 44°
4:14 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Northeast 52°
4:52 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 59°
6:08 pm Sat, Oct 28RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-northeast 71°
6:10 pm Sat, Oct 28
Maximum in Sterling This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Sterling. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Sterling because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 71°
6:26 pm Sat, Oct 28
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 73°

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

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 Sterling

Eclipse Visibility From SterlingVisibility 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

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