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March 24–25, 2062 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)

This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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Where to See the Eclipse

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

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This eclipse is visible in Washington DC - go to local timings and animation

Eclipse Map and Animation

The animation shows where this total 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.

The entire eclipse is visible from start to end.

The entire partial and total phases are visible. Misses part of penumbral phase.

The entire total phase is visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the total phase is visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the partial phase is visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the penumbral phase is visible. Misses total & partial phases.

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.

Eclipse Stages WorldwideUTC TimeLocal Time in Washington DC*Visible in Washington DC
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 00:43:22Mar 24 at 8:43:22 pmYes
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 01:46:51Mar 24 at 9:46:51 pmYes
Full Eclipse beginsMar 25 at 02:55:12Mar 24 at 10:55:12 pmYes
Maximum EclipseMar 25 at 03:32:34Mar 24 at 11:32:34 pmYes
Full Eclipse endsMar 25 at 04:09:48Mar 25 at 12:09:48 amYes
Partial Eclipse endsMar 25 at 05:18:08Mar 25 at 1:18:08 amYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 25 at 06:21:46Mar 25 at 2:21:46 amYes

* 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

DataValueComments
Magnitude1.269Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra
Obscuration100.0%Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra
Penumbral magnitude2.291Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra
Overall duration5 hours, 38 minutesPeriod between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases
Duration of totality1 hour, 15 minutesPeriod between the beginning and end of the total phase
Duration of partial phases2 hours, 17 minutesCombined period of both partial phases
Duration of penumbral phases2 hours, 7 minutesCombined period of both penumbral phases

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds

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 second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: March 11, 2062 — Partial Solar Eclipse