If you are in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa, you might see the Moon turn a shade darker during the maximum phase of this penumbral lunar eclipse, which is the second of four such eclipses in 2020. Penumbral lunar eclipses are hard to distinguish from a normal Full Moon.
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happens 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 begins||Jun 5 at 17:45:51||Jun 5 at 1:45:51 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 5 at 19:24:55||Jun 5 at 3:24:55 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jun 5 at 21:04:03||Jun 5 at 5:04:03 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.405.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.568.
The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 18 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.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: June 21, 2020 — Annular Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse