June 15/16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
A total lunar eclipse is visible in areas such as Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia on June 15, 2011. This is one of the darkest eclipses this century, and for 100 minutes the Moon appears as a dark red orb in the sky.
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looked like from the night side of the Earth.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Who Could See the Eclipse
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jun 15 at 17:24:36||Jun 15 at 1:24:36 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse began||Jun 15 at 18:22:57||Jun 15 at 2:22:57 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse began||Jun 15 at 19:22:31||Jun 15 at 3:22:31 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 15 at 20:12:41||Jun 15 at 4:12:41 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ended||Jun 15 at 21:02:42||Jun 15 at 5:02:42 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Jun 15 at 22:02:15||Jun 15 at 6:02:15 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jun 15 at 23:00:44||Jun 15 at 7:00:44 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon during this eclipse, so it was not possible to view it in Washington DC.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.700.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.687
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 36 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 1 hour, 59 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 40 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 second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: June 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2011
- Jan 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 15/16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Jul 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Nov 25, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 10/11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27/28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse