Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
January 20–21, 2038 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
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, 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 Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 01:45:37||Jan 20 at 8:45:37 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 21 at 03:48:32||Jan 20 at 10:48:32 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 05:51:26||Jan 21 at 12:51:26 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Boston, the entire eclipse is visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.114.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.899.
The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours, 6 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: January 5, 2038 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2038
- Jan 5, 2038 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 16–17, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2038 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 11–12, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 25 / Dec 26, 2038 – Total 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
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