Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
November 29–30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
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||Nov 30 at 07:32:22||Nov 30 at 2:32:22 am||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Nov 30 at 09:42:53||Nov 30 at 4:42:53 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Nov 30 at 11:53:22||Nov 30 at 6:53:22 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.
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.
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: December 14, 2020 — Total Solar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins408Days 17Hrs 30Mins 15Secs
Nov 30, 2020 at 07:32:22 UTC
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Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse