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Flag for Wallis and Futuna July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

Max view in Mata-Utu
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 5:55 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mata-Utu: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:55 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Mata-Utu, 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

5:14 AM Jul 285:55 AM Jul 286:04 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Mata-Utu on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in Mata-UtuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:14:47 AM253°West-southwest10.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mata-UtuJul 28 at 5:55:20 AM251°West-southwest1.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mata-Utu would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJul 28 at 6:04:07 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:24:27 AM249°West-southwest5.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:30:15 AM244°West-southwest19.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 8:21:44 AM239°West-southwest30.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:13:11 AM232°Southwest39.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:19:00 AM217°Southwest50.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:28:38 AM192°South-southwest57.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mata-Utu (WFT – Wallis and Futuna Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mata-Utu

Eclipse Visibility from Mata-UtuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mata-Utu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100