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.
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 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.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||1.700||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||100.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||2.687||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||5 hours, 36 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
|Duration of totality||1 hour, 40 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of the total phase|
|Duration of partial phases||1 hour, 59 minutes||Combined period of both partial phases|
|Duration of penumbral phases||1 hour, 57 minutes||Combined period of both penumbral phases|
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