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Eclipse visible in Muscat – January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Muscat.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Muscat on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in MuscatDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:52 PM48°Northeast34.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:51 PM58°East-northeast24.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:53 PM66°East-northeast12.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 5:30 PM70°East-northeast3.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 31 at 5:50 PM72°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in MuscatJan 31 at 5:52 PM72°East-northeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Muscat 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.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:07 PM73°East-northeast3.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:09 PM79°East16.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:07 PM84°East29.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Muscat (GST - Gulf Standard Time).

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