Where to See the Eclipse
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, 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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Oct 21 at 01:13:06||Oct 20 at 9:13:06 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 21 at 03:05:30||Oct 20 at 11:05:30 pm||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Oct 21 at 04:57:56||Oct 21 at 12:57:56 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.146.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.817.
The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 45 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: November 4, 2078 — Annular Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: November 19, 2078 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse