Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
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.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||-0.050||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||0.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||0.988||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||4 hours, 28 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
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: October 2, 1959 — Total Solar Eclipse