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Flag for Chile January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island, Chile (Rapa Nui)

Max view in Easter Island
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Easter Island: Partial Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:48 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

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January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Easter Island, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM Jan 317:48 AM Jan 317:50 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:51 AM305°Northwest22.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:48 AM297°West-northwest11.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Easter IslandJan 31 at 7:48 AM290°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 Easter Island 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 7:50 AM289°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51 AM289°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 8:29 AM285°West-northwest8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:07 AM281°West-northwest16.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:11 AM275°West29.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:08 AM269°West41.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Easter Island (EAST – Easter Island Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Easter Island

Eclipse Visibility from Easter IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarTotal
Total
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
Total
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Easter Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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