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Flag for Greenland January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk, Greenland (Godthåb)

Max view in Nuuk
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nuuk: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:08 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Nuuk, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
8:48 AM Jan 319:02 AM Jan 319:08 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Nuuk on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in NuukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51 AM295°West-northwest6.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 8:48 AM307°Northwest1.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NuukJan 31 at 9:02 AM310°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 Nuuk 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 31 at 9:08 AM311°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 9:51 AM321°Northwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 10:29 AM329°North-northwest6.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:07 AM338°North-northwest8.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 12:11 PM352°North9.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 1:08 PMNorth10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nuuk (WGT – West Greenland Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nuuk

Eclipse Visibility from NuukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nuuk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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