Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
December 17–18, 1918 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.
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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.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Wichita*||Visible in Wichita|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Dec 17 at 17:08:08||Dec 17 at 11:08:08 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 17 at 19:05:36||Dec 17 at 1:05:36 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Dec 17 at 21:03:03||Dec 17 at 3:03:03 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon during this eclipse, so it was not possible to view it in Wichita.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.168.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.834.
The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 55 minutes.
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.
This is the third eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: November 18, 1918 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: December 3, 1918 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 1918
- Jun 8 / Jun 9, 1918 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jun 24, 1918 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 17–18, 1918 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 3, 1918 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Dec 17–18, 1918 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse