February 10 / February 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
This penumbral lunar eclipse is visible in most populated areas on Earth, including most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and most of Asia.
Next eclipse: Annular solar eclipse on February 26, 2017
It is often difficult to tell the difference between a penumbral eclipse and a regular Full Moon. However, this eclipse is easier to spot than an average penumbral eclipse because the Moon travels through the darkest areas of Earth’s penumbra, only just missing the umbra, the shadow's dark core. As a result, the Moon looks considerably darker on one side, making the shadow visible to the naked eye – weather permitting.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Feb 10 at 22:34:14||Feb 10 at 5:34:14 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Feb 11 at 00:43:49||Feb 10 at 7:43:49 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Feb 11 at 02:53:25||Feb 10 at 9:53:25 pm||Yes|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.035.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.988
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 19 minutes.
Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10 / Feb 11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7 / Aug 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse