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Flag for India July 27, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (Madras)

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chennai: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:44 PM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 4:58 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 27, 2018 – July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chennai

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Chennai. 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
11:54 PM Jul 271:51 AM Jul 283:49 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Chennai on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in ChennaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 27 at 10:44:47 PM147°South-southeast51.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 27 at 11:54:27 PM172°South57.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 1:00:15 AM200°South-southwest55.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 1:51:44 AM217°Southwest49.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 2:43:11 AM229°Southwest41.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 3:49:00 AM239°West-southwest28.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 4:58:38 AM246°West-southwest13.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Chennai (IST – India Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Chennai

Eclipse Visibility From ChennaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
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