Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
May 5–6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of the Earth.
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: South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, 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||May 5 at 15:14:08||May 5 at 11:14:08 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 5 at 17:22:55||May 5 at 1:22:55 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 5 at 19:31:40||May 5 at 3:31:40 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 -0.046.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.964.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 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 second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: April 20, 2023 — Total Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2023
- Apr 20, 2023 – Total Solar Eclipse
- May 5–6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Oct 14, 2023 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Oct 28–29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
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