A total lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011, is the final eclipse of the year. This is second of two lunar eclipses in 2011.
Was this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic. Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse was visible Bangkok, Thailand Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Seoul, South Korea New Delhi, Delhi, India Manila, Philippines Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Singapore, Singapore Los Angeles, California, USA Moscow, Moscow, Russia San Francisco, California, USA Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Yangon, Myanmar Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Kolkata, West Bengal, India Ankara, Turkey Tokyo, Japan Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia Budapest, Hungary Berlin, Berlin, Germany Expand for some cities where partial eclipse was visible Havana, Cuba New York, New York, USA Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Guatemala City, Guatemala Detroit, Michigan, USA Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Chicago, Illinois, USA Cairo, Egypt Athens, Greece Amsterdam, Netherlands Brussels, Brussels, Belgium Rome, Italy London, England, United Kingdom Paris, Île-de-France, France 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 Dec 10 at 11:33:36 Dec 10 at 6:33:36 am Yes Partial Eclipse began Dec 10 at 12:45:44 Dec 10 at 7:45:44 am No, below the horizon Full Eclipse began Dec 10 at 14:06:18 Dec 10 at 9:06:18 am No, below the horizon Maximum Eclipse Dec 10 at 14:31:49 Dec 10 at 9:31:49 am No, below the horizon Full Eclipse ended Dec 10 at 14:57:25 Dec 10 at 9:57:25 am No, below the horizon Partial Eclipse ended Dec 10 at 16:17:59 Dec 10 at 11:17:59 am No, below the horizon Penumbral Eclipse ended Dec 10 at 17:30:01 Dec 10 at 12:30:01 pm 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.
Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.
magnitude of the eclipse is 1.106.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.186.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 56 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 41 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 51 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 second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season:
November 25, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse