Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, 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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Dec 20 at 04:05:27||Dec 19 at 11:05:27 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 20 at 06:26:13||Dec 20 at 1:26:13 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 20 at 08:47:04||Dec 20 at 3:47:04 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||-0.144||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||0.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||0.962||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||4 hours, 42 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
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, 2048 — Total Solar Eclipse