Was this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica. Expand for some cities where penumbral eclipse was visible New Delhi, Delhi, India Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Brussels, Brussels, Belgium London, England, United Kingdom Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal New York, New York, USA Budapest, Hungary Paris, Île-de-France, France Ankara, Turkey Rome, Italy Athens, Greece Madrid, Spain Guatemala City, Guatemala Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Havana, Cuba Buenos Aires, Argentina Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Johannesburg, South Africa Cairo, Egypt Moscow, Moscow, Russia 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 Sep 16 at 22:48:59 Sep 16 at 6:48:59 pm No, below the horizon Maximum Eclipse Sep 17 at 01:03:01 Sep 16 at 9:03:01 pm Yes Penumbral Eclipse ended Sep 17 at 03:17:02 Sep 16 at 11:17:02 pm Yes
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.
magnitude of the eclipse is -0.050.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.988.
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:
October 2, 1959 — Total Solar Eclipse