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Flag for Antarctica July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in McMurdo. 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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
6:24 AM Jul 288:21 AM Jul 2810:19 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:14:47 AM290°West-northwest23.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:24:27 AM274°West19.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:30:15 AM258°West-southwest16.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 8:21:44 AM246°West-southwest13.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:13:11 AM234°Southwest11.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:19:00 AM219°Southwest8.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:28:38 AM203°South-southwest6.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Feb 16SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
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