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Flag for Malaysia January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kuala Lumpur: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:52 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Ends: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 15 minutes


January 31, 2018 – February 1, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kuala Lumpur

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Kuala Lumpur. 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
7:51 PM Jan 319:30 PM Jan 3111:09 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Kuala LumpurDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:52 PM72°East-northeast6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 7:17 PM73°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51 PM73°East-northeast7.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 8:53 PM73°East-northeast21.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 9:30 PM72°East-northeast29.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:07 PM71°East-northeast38.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:09 PM66°East-northeast52.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 12:07 AM55°Northeast65.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kuala Lumpur (MYT – Malaysia Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kuala Lumpur

Eclipse Visibility from Kuala LumpurVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kuala Lumpur, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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