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Flag for Dem. Rep. Congo January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. Congo

Max view in Kinshasa
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:58 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kinshasa: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 3:36 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 5:58 AM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kinshasa

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Kinshasa. 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
4:33 AM Jan 215:58 AM Jan 216:01 AM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Kinshasa on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in KinshasaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 3:36:29 AM298°West-northwest31.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:33:54 AM294°West-northwest18.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:41:17 AM291°West-northwest4.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KinshasaJan 21 at 5:58:57 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 Kinshasa 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 21 at 6:01:16 AM290°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 6:12:14 AM290°West-northwest1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 6:43:15 AM290°West-northwest10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:50:39 AM290°West-northwest25.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48:02 AM292°West-northwest37.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kinshasa (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kinshasa

Eclipse Visibility from KinshasaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kinshasa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100