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July 16/17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Is this Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

The animation shows where this partial 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.

Eclipse is visible.

Only penumbral phase visible. Misses partial phase.

Eclipse 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 Happens Worldwide — Timeline

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 18:43:50Jul 16 at 2:43:50 pmNo, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 20:01:42Jul 16 at 4:01:42 pmNo, below the horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 16 at 21:30:43Jul 16 at 5:30:43 pmNo, below the horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 16 at 22:59:38Jul 16 at 6:59:38 pmNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 17 at 00:17:37Jul 16 at 8:17:37 pmNo, below the horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.653.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.704

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 34 minutes.

The duration of the partial eclipse is 2 hours, 58 minutes.

Eclipses Come in Pairs!

A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a lunar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a solar eclipse!

Preceding paired eclipse: July 2, 2019 — Total Solar Eclipse

Countdown until eclipse begins

697Days 13Hrs 57Mins 59Secs

Partial Lunar Eclipse Countdown

Jul 16, 2019 at 18:43:50 UTC


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