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Flag for Afghanistan January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kabul, Afghanistan

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kabul: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:21 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kabul

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Kabul. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:18 PM Jan 315:59 PM Jan 317:41 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Kabul on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in KabulDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:21:13 PM51°Northeast20.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:18:27 PM61°East-northeast11.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:18:23 PM69°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:21:47 PM70°East-northeast0.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 5:59:51 PM75°East-northeast7.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:37:51 PM80°East14.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:41:11 PM88°East27.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:38:29 PM96°East38.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kabul (AFT – Afghanistan Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Kabul.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Kabul

Eclipse Visibility from KabulVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 28LunarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kabul, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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