Was this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, West in Australia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica. Expand for some cities where penumbral eclipse was visible Brussels, Brussels, Belgium Johannesburg, South Africa New Delhi, Delhi, India Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA London, England, United Kingdom Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal Cairo, Egypt Budapest, Hungary Buenos Aires, Argentina Ankara, Turkey Moscow, Moscow, Russia Athens, Greece Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Guatemala City, Guatemala Paris, Île-de-France, France Havana, Cuba Madrid, Spain New York, New York, USA Rome, Italy Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC? Eclipse Map and Animation
The animation shows where this penumbral 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.
Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.
Eclipse was visible. 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 Oct 18 at 21:50:40 Oct 18 at 5:50:40 pm No, below the horizon Maximum Eclipse Oct 18 at 23:50:11 Oct 18 at 7:50:11 pm Yes Penumbral Eclipse ended Oct 19 at 01:49:47 Oct 18 at 9:49:47 pm Yes
* 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 -0.272.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.765.
The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 59 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season:
November 3, 2013 — Total Solar Eclipse