Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Much of Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.
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||Jan 18 at 19:18:55||Jan 18 at 2:18:55 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 18 at 21:17:10||Jan 18 at 4:17:10 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jan 18 at 23:15:25||Jan 18 at 6:15:25 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||-0.129||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||0.866||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||3 hours, 57 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 second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: January 4, 1973 — Annular Solar Eclipse