Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
March 13–14, 2044 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, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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 Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Mar 13 at 16:47:54||Mar 13 at 12:47:54 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Mar 13 at 17:52:30||Mar 13 at 1:52:30 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Mar 13 at 19:03:51||Mar 13 at 3:03:51 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 13 at 19:37:07||Mar 13 at 3:37:07 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Mar 13 at 20:10:15||Mar 13 at 4:10:15 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Mar 13 at 21:21:35||Mar 13 at 5:21:35 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 13 at 22:26:19||Mar 13 at 6:26:19 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Boston.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.203.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.230.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 38 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 23 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 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: February 28, 2044 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2044
- Feb 28, 2044 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Mar 13–14, 2044 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Aug 22 / Aug 23, 2044 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Sep 7, 2044 — Total Lunar 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