Jun 15, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse
A total lunar eclipse is visible in areas such as Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia on June 15, 2011. This is one of the darkest eclipses this century, and for 100 minutes the Moon appears as a dark red orb in the sky.
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Partial Eclipse starts
- Total Eclipse starts
- Maximum Eclipse
- Total Eclipse ends
- Full Eclipse ends
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- East in Australia
- Parts of Africa
- East in North America
- East in South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in...
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Paris, France
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Brussels, Belgium
- Warsaw, Poland
- Madrid, Spain
- Algiers, Algeria
- Budapest, Hungary
- Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Vienna, Vienna, Austria
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Rome, Italy
- Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Helsinki, Finland
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Casablanca, Morocco
- London, England, United Kingdom
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Anadyr, Russia
- Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Asuncion, Paraguay
- Cayenne, French Guiana
- Santiago, Chile
- Murmansk, Russia
- Paramaribo, Suriname
- Bogota, Colombia
- Hamilton, Bermuda
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.
- Belmopan, Belize
- Albany, New York, U.S.A.
- Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
- Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
- Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.A.
- Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
- Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 5:25 PM||Jun 15 at 1:25 PM||No, under horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 6:25 PM||Jun 15 at 2:25 PM||No, under horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jun 15 at 7:23 PM||Jun 15 at 3:23 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 15 at 8:12 PM||Jun 15 at 4:12 PM||No, under horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 9:01 PM||Jun 15 at 5:01 PM||No, under horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 10:00 PM||Jun 15 at 6:00 PM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jun 15 at 10:59 PM||Jun 15 at 6:59 PM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.