Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
December 20–21, 2029 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, 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 Fullerton*||Visible in Fullerton|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Dec 20 at 19:42:52||Dec 20 at 11:42:52 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Dec 20 at 20:55:18||Dec 20 at 12:55:18 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Dec 20 at 22:15:06||Dec 20 at 2:15:06 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 20 at 22:41:54||Dec 20 at 2:41:54 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Dec 20 at 23:08:45||Dec 20 at 3:08:45 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Dec 21 at 00:28:34||Dec 20 at 4:28:34 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 21 at 01:40:53||Dec 20 at 5:40:53 pm||Yes|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Fullerton some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
The 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.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: December 5, 2029 — Partial Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2029
- Jan 14, 2029 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 12, 2029 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 25–26, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 11, 2029 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 5, 2029 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 20–21, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
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
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse