Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
June 15–16, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
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
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, 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 Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|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 Boston.
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 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse