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Flag for Canada January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Max view in Toronto
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Toronto: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Toronto

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Toronto, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM Jan 317:30 AM Jan 317:34 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Toronto on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in TorontoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:51:13 AM277°West16.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:48:27 AM286°West-northwest7.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TorontoJan 31 at 7:30:57 AM293°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Toronto would be around this time.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 31 at 7:34:05 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51:47 AM296°West-northwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 8:29:51 AM303°West-northwest9.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:07:51 AM310°Northwest14.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:11:11 AM323°Northwest22.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:08:29 AM336°North-northwest27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Toronto (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Toronto

Eclipse Visibility from TorontoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Toronto, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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