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Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Washington DC

Begins: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 1.20 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48 am

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes

Location

January 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Washington DC. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EST) for Washington DC.

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
9:36 pm Sun, Jan 20
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction East-southeast 107°
51.2°
10:33 pm Sun, Jan 20
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-southeast 122°
61.0°
11:41 pm Sun, Jan 20
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction South-southeast 154°
69.5°
12:12 am Mon, Jan 21
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction South 174°
71.0°
12:43 am Mon, Jan 21
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction South-southwest 196°
70.4°
1:50 am Mon, Jan 21
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction Southwest 231°
63.1°
2:48 am Mon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West-southwest 248°
53.6°

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Washington DC. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
Jan 20–21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Nov 11, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 4–5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 26, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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