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December 17–18, 1918 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Was this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Wichita?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like

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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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Was this eclipse visible in Wichita?

Eclipse Map and Animation

The animation shows where this penumbral 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.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.

Eclipse was visible.

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 Wichita*Visible in Wichita
Penumbral Eclipse beganDec 17 at 17:08:08Dec 17 at 11:08:08 amNo, below the horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 17 at 19:05:36Dec 17 at 1:05:36 pmNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endedDec 17 at 21:03:03Dec 17 at 3:03:03 pmNo, below the horizon

* The Moon was below the horizon during this eclipse, so it was not possible to view it in Wichita.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

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