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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Dec 10 at 21:52:55||Dec 10 at 4:52:55 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Dec 10 at 23:10:20||Dec 10 at 6:10:20 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 11 at 00:52:20||Dec 10 at 7:52:20 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Dec 11 at 02:34:18||Dec 10 at 9:34:18 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 11 at 03:51:47||Dec 10 at 10:51:47 pm||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||0.918||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||95.2%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||2.018||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||5 hours, 59 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
|Duration of partial phase||3 hours, 24 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of the partial phase|
|Duration of penumbral phases||2 hours, 35 minutes||Combined period of both penumbral phases|
How Many People Can See This Eclipse?
|Number of People Seeing...||Number of People*||Fraction of World Population|
|At least some of the penumbral phase||7,530,000,000||95.34%|
|At least some of the partial phase||6,350,000,000||80.47%|
|All of partial phase||3,140,000,000||39.87%|
|The entire eclipse from beginning to end||2,130,000,000||27.05%|
* The number of people refers to the resident population (as a round number) in areas where the eclipse is visible. timeanddate has calculated these numbers using raw population data provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The raw data is based on population estimates from the year 2000 to 2020.
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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: December 25–26, 2057 — Total Solar Eclipse