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July 4, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, USA

Jul 5, 2020 at 12:29 am
Max View in Washington DC, District of Columbia
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Washington DC, District of Columbia
Began: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 11:07 pm
Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 12:29 am -0.644 Magnitude
Ended: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 1:52 am
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


July 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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

11:07 pm Sat, Jul 4
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South-southeast 150°
12:29 am Sun, Jul 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction South 169°
1:52 am Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction South 189°

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 did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
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Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Washington DC, or the path map image for global details.

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