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Flag for India January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:59 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Varanasi: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:59 PM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Varanasi

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Varanasi. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:36 PM Jan 316:59 PM Jan 318:41 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Varanasi on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in VaranasiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:21:13 PM62°East-northeast15.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:18:27 PM69°East-northeast2.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:36:18 PM71°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:21:47 PM76°East-northeast9.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 6:59:51 PM79°East17.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:37:51 PM83°East25.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:41:11 PM89°East38.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:38:29 PM95°East51.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Varanasi (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Varanasi

Eclipse Visibility From VaranasiVisibility 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
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
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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