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Flag for Egypt January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

Max view in Cairo
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:36 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Cairo, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:34 PM Jan 315:36 PM Jan 316:08 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 12:51 PM16°North-northeast41.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 1:48 PM32°North-northeast37.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:51 PM46°Northeast29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 3:29 PM53°Northeast23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 4:07 PM59°East-northeast16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 5:11 PM68°East-northeast5.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:34 PM71°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairoJan 31 at 5:36 PM71°East-northeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cairo 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:08 PM75°East-northeast6.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Times are local for Cairo (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility from CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPenumbral
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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