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Flag for Mexico January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Max view in Mexico City
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Mexico City: Total Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:08 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

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January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Mexico City. 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 partialMaxMoonset
5:48 AM Jan 317:08 AM Jan 317:10 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Mexico City on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Mexico CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:51 AM279°West30.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:48 AM282°West-northwest17.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:51 AM287°West-northwest3.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mexico CityJan 31 at 7:08 AM288°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mexico City 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 31 at 7:10 AM288°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 7:29 AM289°West-northwest3.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:07 AM293°West-northwest12.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:11 AM300°West-northwest25.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:08 AM309°Northwest36.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mexico City (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mexico City

Eclipse Visibility from Mexico CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mexico City, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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