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June 16–17, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Is this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse visible in Seattle?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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Where to See the Eclipse

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

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Is this eclipse visible in Seattle?

Eclipse Map and Animation

The animation shows where this penumbral 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.

Note that since it is a penumbral eclipse, it can be hard to see, as the Moon will only be a bit fainter.

Eclipse is visible.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Seattle*Visible in Seattle
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 17 at 01:15:25Jun 16 at 6:15:25 pmNo, below the horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 17 at 02:43:33Jun 16 at 7:43:33 pmNo, below the horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 17 at 04:11:43Jun 16 at 9:11:43 pmYes

* The Moon is below the horizon in Seattle 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 -0.528.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.442.

The total duration of the eclipse is 2 hours, 56 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 first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: July 2, 2038 — Annular Solar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 16, 2038 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse