The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of Asia, Australia, North America, and South America.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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||Mar 23 at 09:39:31||Mar 23 at 5:39:31 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 23 at 11:47:14||Mar 23 at 7:47:14 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Mar 23 at 13:54:53||Mar 23 at 9:54:53 am||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.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||-0.312||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||0.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||0.775||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||4 hours, 15 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse 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: March 8–9, 2016 — Total Solar Eclipse