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Flag for French Southern Territories January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:08 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port-aux-Francais, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
8:01 PM Jan 318:05 PM Jan 318:11 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:51:13 PM109°East-southeast38.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:48:27 PM97°East30.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:51:47 PM86°East20.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 6:29:51 PM79°East14.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:07:51 PM73°East-northeast8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 8:01:29 PM63°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisJan 31 at 8:05:04 PM62°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Port-aux-Francais 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.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:11:11 PM61°East-northeast1.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:08:29 PM50°Northeast8.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port-aux-Francais.

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

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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