Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, 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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Dec 18 at 23:39:53||Dec 18 at 6:39:53 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Dec 19 at 00:37:53||Dec 18 at 7:37:53 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||Dec 19 at 01:40:55||Dec 18 at 8:40:55 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 19 at 02:20:22||Dec 18 at 9:20:22 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ended||Dec 19 at 02:59:44||Dec 18 at 9:59:44 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Dec 19 at 04:02:45||Dec 18 at 11:02:45 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Dec 19 at 05:00:51||Dec 19 at 12:00:51 am||Yes|
* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse was visible.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||1.342||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||100.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||2.330||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||5 hours, 21 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
|Duration of totality||1 hour, 19 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of the total phase|
|Duration of partial phases||2 hours, 6 minutes||Combined period of both partial phases|
|Duration of penumbral phases||1 hour, 56 minutes||Combined period of both penumbral phases|
How Many People Can See This Eclipse?
|Number of People Seeing...||Number of People*||Fraction of World Population|
|At least some of the penumbral phase||4,340,000,000||54.99%|
|At least some of the partial phase||3,950,000,000||50.03%|
|At least some of the total phase||2,980,000,000||37.83%|
|All of the total phase||2,580,000,000||32.66%|
|All of the total and partial phases||2,150,000,000||27.26%|
|The entire eclipse from beginning to end||1,730,000,000||22.01%|
* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.
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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: January 3, 1946 — Partial Solar Eclipse