Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of 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 26 at 01:43:22||Aug 25 at 9:43:22 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 26 at 03:30:33||Aug 25 at 11:30:33 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Aug 26 at 05:17:43||Aug 26 at 1:17:43 am||Yes|
* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse was visible.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||-0.253||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||0.709||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||3 hours, 34 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 third eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: July 27, 1980 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: August 10, 1980 — Annular Solar Eclipse