Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
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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||Aug 17 at 02:27:18||Aug 16 at 10:27:18 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 17 at 03:14:03||Aug 16 at 11:14:03 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Aug 17 at 04:00:50||Aug 17 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.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.846.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.120.
The total duration of the eclipse is 1 hour, 34 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: September 1, 1951 — Annular Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: September 15, 1951 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse