Was this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica. Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible Ankara, Turkey Brussels, Brussels, Belgium Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal London, England, United Kingdom Budapest, Hungary Cairo, Egypt Chicago, Illinois, USA Paris, Île-de-France, France Athens, Greece Rome, Italy Guatemala City, Guatemala Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Havana, Cuba New York, New York, USA Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Buenos Aires, Argentina Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Detroit, Michigan, USA Los Angeles, California, USA Madrid, Spain Expand for some cities where partial eclipse was visible Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC? Eclipse Map and Animation
The animation shows where this total 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. Entire eclipse was visible from start to end Entire partial and total phases were visible. Missed part of penumbral phase. Entire total phase was visible. Missed part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the total phase was visible. Missed part of total, partial & penumbral phases. Some of the partial phase was visible. Missed total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the penumbral phase was visible. Missed total & partial phases. 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 Aug 17 at 00:24:22 Aug 16 at 8:24:22 pm Yes Partial Eclipse began Aug 17 at 01:21:04 Aug 16 at 9:21:04 pm Yes Full Eclipse began Aug 17 at 02:20:18 Aug 16 at 10:20:18 pm Yes Maximum Eclipse Aug 17 at 03:08:08 Aug 16 at 11:08:08 pm Yes Full Eclipse ended Aug 17 at 03:56:05 Aug 16 at 11:56:05 pm Yes Partial Eclipse ended Aug 17 at 04:55:20 Aug 17 at 12:55:20 am Yes Penumbral Eclipse ended Aug 17 at 05:51:55 Aug 17 at 1:51:55 am Yes
* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse was visible.
Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.
magnitude of the eclipse is 1.598.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.571.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 28 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 1 hour, 58 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 36 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:
August 31, 1989 — Partial Solar Eclipse