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June 26, 2010 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse is visible in areas such as the Pacific and eastern Australia on June 26, 2010. This is the first lunar eclipse in 2010 and the second of all eclipses that occur throughout the year.

Was this Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

The animation shows where this partial 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.

Eclipse was visible.

Only partial phase was visible. Missed partial phase.

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 look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral Eclipse beganJun 26 at 08:57:24Jun 26 at 4:57:24 amYes
Partial Eclipse beganJun 26 at 10:16:59Jun 26 at 6:16:59 amNo, below the horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 26 at 11:38:28Jun 26 at 7:38:28 amNo, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse endedJun 26 at 12:59:50Jun 26 at 8:59:50 amNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endedJun 26 at 14:19:32Jun 26 at 10:19:32 amNo, below the horizon

* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.537.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.577

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 22 minutes.

The duration of the partial eclipse is 2 hours, 43 minutes.


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