Was this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic. Expand for some cities where penumbral eclipse was visible Budapest, Hungary Lima, Lima, Peru Guatemala City, Guatemala London, England, United Kingdom Havana, Cuba Paris, Île-de-France, France Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rome, Italy Santiago, Chile Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Berlin, Berlin, Germany Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal Amsterdam, Netherlands New York, New York, USA Stockholm, Sweden Madrid, Spain Caracas, Venezuela Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Buenos Aires, Argentina Brussels, Brussels, Belgium Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC? 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.
Event UTC Time Time in Washington DC* Visible in Washington DC Penumbral Eclipse began Dec 19 at 04:05:42 Dec 18 at 11:05:42 pm Yes Maximum Eclipse Dec 19 at 06:19:40 Dec 19 at 1:19:40 am Yes Penumbral Eclipse ended Dec 19 at 08:33:41 Dec 19 at 3:33:41 am Yes
* 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.
magnitude of the eclipse is -0.016.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.026.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 28 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season:
January 3, 1927 — Total Solar Eclipse