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When Is the Next Lunar Eclipse?

There are at least 2 lunar eclipses each year. Find out when the next one is and if you can see it from your location.

Total lunar eclipse over Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Total lunar eclipse over Santa Fe, USA.

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The next lunar eclipse will be on May 5, 2023.

It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse where the Moon travels through the Earth's penumbra, the light outer part of its shadow.

Penumbral lunar eclipses are less spectacular than total and partial lunar eclipses, which involve the Earth's umbra, the shadow's dark core. Penumbral eclipses are often difficult to tell apart from a normal Full Moon.

A lunar eclipse can be seen from all locations on the night side of Earth.

This eclipse will not be visible in Washington DC, but you can follow it via our real-time animation or live stream.

Next Lunar Eclipse in Washington DC

The next eclipse in Washington DC will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on October 28, 2023, starting at 2:01:44 pm local time.

Check out the local weather forecast to find out if you will have clear skies to view the eclipse!

Upcoming 5 Lunar Eclipses

More details about upcoming Eclipses