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Eclipse visible in Rarotonga – January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 12:52 AM357°North50.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 1:51 AM336°North-northwest47.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:53 AM319°Northwest40.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 3:30 AM311°Northwest34.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 4:07 AM305°Northwest28.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 5:09 AM296°West-northwest16.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:07 AM290°West-northwest4.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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).

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