Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: North/West Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, 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||Feb 21 at 06:00:47||Feb 21 at 1:00:47 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Feb 21 at 08:03:47||Feb 21 at 3:03:47 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 21 at 08:30:06||Feb 21 at 3:30:06 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Feb 21 at 08:56:25||Feb 21 at 3:56:25 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Feb 21 at 10:59:21||Feb 21 at 5:59:21 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 0.046.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.140.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 59 minutes.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 53 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: March 7, 1970 — Total Solar Eclipse