Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic. Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia Brussels, Brussels, Belgium New Delhi, Delhi, India Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal New York, New York, USA Budapest, Hungary Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Ankara, Turkey Rome, Italy Athens, Greece Madrid, Spain Yangon, Myanmar London, England, United Kingdom Cairo, Egypt Paris, Île-de-France, France Moscow, Moscow, Russia Detroit, Michigan, USA Chicago, Illinois, USA Buenos Aires, Argentina Expand for some cities where partial eclipse is visible Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC? Eclipse Map and Animation
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. The entire eclipse is visible from start to end. The entire partial and total phases are visible. Misses part of penumbral phase. The entire total phase is visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the total phase is visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases. Some of the partial phase is visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the penumbral phase is visible. Misses total & partial phases. The eclipse is 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 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 Dec 20 at 19:42:52 Dec 20 at 2:42:52 pm No, below the horizon Partial Eclipse begins Dec 20 at 20:55:18 Dec 20 at 3:55:18 pm No, below the horizon Full Eclipse begins Dec 20 at 22:15:06 Dec 20 at 5:15:06 pm Yes Maximum Eclipse Dec 20 at 22:41:54 Dec 20 at 5:41:54 pm Yes Full Eclipse ends Dec 20 at 23:08:45 Dec 20 at 6:08:45 pm Yes Partial Eclipse ends Dec 21 at 00:28:34 Dec 20 at 7:28:34 pm Yes Penumbral Eclipse ends Dec 21 at 01:40:53 Dec 20 at 8:40:53 pm Yes
* 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.
magnitude of the eclipse is 1.117.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.201.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 58 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 40 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 54 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:
December 5, 2029 — Partial Solar Eclipse