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Flag for Solomon Islands July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Honiara: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 4:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:32 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Honiara

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Honiara. 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
5:24 AM Jul 286:32 AM Jul 286:36 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Honiara on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in HoniaraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 4:14:47 AM253°West-southwest32.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:24:27 AM253°West-southwest16.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:30:15 AM251°West-southwest1.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in HoniaraJul 28 at 6:32:36 AM251°West-southwest0.8°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Honiara 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJul 28 at 6:36:56 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 7:21:44 AM249°West-southwest10.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 8:13:11 AM245°West-southwest21.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:19:00 AM239°West-southwest35.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:28:38 AM227°Southwest49.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Honiara (SBT – Solomon Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Honiara

Eclipse Visibility From HoniaraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Honiara, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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