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.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, 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||Jun 26 at 08:57:24||Jun 26 at 4:57:24 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Jun 26 at 10:16:59||Jun 26 at 6:16:59 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 26 at 11:38:28||Jun 26 at 7:38:28 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Jun 26 at 12:59:50||Jun 26 at 8:59:50 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jun 26 at 14:19:32||Jun 26 at 10:19:32 am||No, 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 1.578.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 22 minutes.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 2 hours, 43 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: July 11, 2010 — Total Solar Eclipse