Home   Sun & Moon   Eclipses   November 29/30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

November 29/30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Is this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of the Earth.

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

Where to See the Eclipse

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

Expand for some cities where penumbral eclipse is visible

Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

The animation shows where this penumbral 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.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.

Eclipse is visible.

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 beginsNov 30 at 07:32:22Nov 30 at 2:32:22 amYes
Maximum EclipseNov 30 at 09:42:53Nov 30 at 4:42:53 amYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 30 at 11:53:22Nov 30 at 6:53:22 amYes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.262.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.828

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 21 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!

Following paired eclipse: December 14, 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse

Advertising

Find Eclipses in Your City


Eclipses in 2020


Eclipses in 2017

Eclipses in 2018

See all Solar & Lunar Eclipses Worldwide


About Lunar Eclipses

About Solar Eclipses

Moonrise & Moonset Times

Sunrise & Sunset Times

You might also like

Total Solar Eclipse in the US

Total Solar Eclipse in the US

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse in the United States, as the New Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun. more

Eclipse History

Solar Eclipses in History

Solar eclipses were historically seen as omens that bring about death and destruction. People in many ancient civilizations tried their best to understand them. more