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Flag for Latvia January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Riga, Latvia

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Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7:12 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Riga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 4:36 AM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 7:12 AM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Riga

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Riga. 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
5:33 AM Jan 217:12 AM Jan 218:50 AM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Riga on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in RigaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:36:29 AM258°West-southwest31.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:33:54 AM270°West23.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 6:41:17 AM283°West-northwest15.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 7:12:14 AM289°West-northwest11.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:43:15 AM295°West-northwest7.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:50:39 AM308°Northwest0.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 21 at 8:52:35 AM308°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 9:48:02 AM320°Northwest5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Riga (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Riga

Eclipse Visibility from RigaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Riga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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