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November 8, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Where to See the Eclipse

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

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Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Who Could See the Eclipse

The animation shows where this total 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.

Entire eclipse visible from start to end.

Entire partial and total phases visible. Misses part of penumbral phase.

Entire total phase visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the total phase visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the partial phase visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the penumbral phase visible. Misses total & partial phases.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 08:02:15Nov 8 at 3:02:15 amYes
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 09:09:12Nov 8 at 4:09:12 amYes
Full Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 10:16:39Nov 8 at 5:16:39 amYes
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 10:59:11Nov 8 at 5:59:11 amYes
Full Eclipse endsNov 8 at 11:41:36Nov 8 at 6:41:36 amYes
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 12:49:03Nov 8 at 7:49:03 amNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 13:56:09Nov 8 at 8:56:09 amNo, below the horizon

* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.359.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.414

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 54 minutes.

The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 15 minutes.

The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 25 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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: October 25, 2022 — Partial Solar Eclipse