Was this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic. Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Havana, Cuba Brussels, Brussels, Belgium London, England, United Kingdom Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal Cairo, Egypt Budapest, Hungary Paris, Île-de-France, France Chicago, Illinois, USA Rome, Italy Ankara, Turkey Madrid, Spain Detroit, Michigan, USA New York, New York, USA Athens, Greece Buenos Aires, Argentina Guatemala City, Guatemala Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Los Angeles, California, USA Moscow, Moscow, Russia Expand for some cities where partial eclipse was visible Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC? Eclipse Map and Animation
The animation shows where this total 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. Entire eclipse was visible from start to end Entire partial and total phases were visible. Missed part of penumbral phase. Entire total phase was visible. Missed part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the total phase was visible. Missed part of total, partial & penumbral phases. Some of the partial phase was visible. Missed total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the penumbral phase was visible. Missed total & partial phases. 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 18 at 23:39:54 Dec 18 at 6:39:54 pm Yes Partial Eclipse began Dec 19 at 00:37:52 Dec 18 at 7:37:52 pm Yes Full Eclipse began Dec 19 at 01:40:54 Dec 18 at 8:40:54 pm Yes Maximum Eclipse Dec 19 at 02:20:22 Dec 18 at 9:20:22 pm Yes Full Eclipse ended Dec 19 at 02:59:45 Dec 18 at 9:59:45 pm Yes Partial Eclipse ended Dec 19 at 04:02:46 Dec 18 at 11:02:46 pm Yes Penumbral Eclipse ended Dec 19 at 05:00:50 Dec 19 at 12:00:50 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 1.342.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.330.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 21 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 6 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 19 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, 1946 — Partial Solar Eclipse