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July 14–15, 1916 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Was this Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like

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

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Map and Animation

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 was visible.

Only partial phase was visible. Missed partial phase.

Eclipse was 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 Happened Worldwide — Timeline

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral Eclipse beganJul 15 at 02:19:35Jul 14 at 9:19:35 pmYes
Partial Eclipse beganJul 15 at 03:19:33Jul 14 at 10:19:33 pmYes
Maximum EclipseJul 15 at 04:45:47Jul 14 at 11:45:47 pmYes
Partial Eclipse endedJul 15 at 06:12:03Jul 15 at 1:12:03 amYes
Penumbral Eclipse endedJul 15 at 07:12:01Jul 15 at 2:12:01 amYes

* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse was visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Quick Facts About This Eclipse

Magnitude0.794Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra
Obscuration82.7%Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra
Penumbral magnitude1.735Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra
Overall duration4 hours, 52 minutesPeriod between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases
Duration of partial phase2 hours, 53 minutesPeriod between the beginning and end of the partial phase
Duration of penumbral phases2 hoursCombined period of both penumbral phases

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: July 29–30, 1916 — Annular Solar Eclipse