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Flag for Cook Islands January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 3:29 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:29 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga. 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
1:48 AM Jan 313:29 AM Jan 315:11 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 12:51:13 AM358°North50.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 1:48:27 AM338°North-northwest48.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:51:47 AM320°Northwest40.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 3:29:51 AM312°Northwest34.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 4:07:51 AM305°Northwest28.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 5:11:11 AM296°West-northwest16.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:08:29 AM290°West-northwest4.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
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