Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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The Moon will move through the faint, outer part of Earth's shadow, making it appear a little darker. However, it may difficult to see this with the naked eye.
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, East in 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||Sep 16 at 16:54:43||Sep 16 at 12:54:43 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Sep 16 at 18:54:21||Sep 16 at 2:54:21 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Sep 16 at 20:54:00||Sep 16 at 4:54:00 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||-0.064||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||0.908||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||3 hours, 59 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 third eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: August 18, 2016 — Almost Lunar Eclipse
Second eclipse this season: September 1, 2016 — Annular Solar Eclipse