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Flag for Oman January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Muscat, Oman

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:52 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Muscat: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 2:52 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:52 PM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 15 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Muscat

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Muscat. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:50 PM Jan 315:52 PM Jan 317:09 PM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Muscat on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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°
The 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°
Total 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°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:07 PM84°East29.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Muscat (GST – Gulf Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Muscat

Eclipse Visibility from MuscatVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 28LunarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Muscat, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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