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Flag for Australia July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairns: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 3:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Cairns. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:24 AM Jul 286:21 AM Jul 286:46 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 3:14:47 AM260°West47.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 4:24:27 AM258°West-southwest31.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:30:15 AM255°West-southwest16.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 6:21:44 AM252°West-southwest5.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetJul 28 at 6:46:38 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 7:13:11 AM248°West-southwest6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 8:19:00 AM242°West-southwest20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:28:38 AM233°Southwest33.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility From CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 14SolarTotal
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairns, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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