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July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau

Max view in Fakaofo
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Fakaofo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 12:28 PM


Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes

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July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Fakaofo, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:14 AM Jul 286:35 AM Jul 286:37 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:14 AM251°West-southwest4.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FakaofoJul 28 at 6:35 AM251°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Fakaofo 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 6:37 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:24 AM248°West-southwest11.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 8:30 AM244°West-southwest25.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 9:21 AM239°West-southwest36.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:13 AM231°Southwest46.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:19 AM214°South-southwest56.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 12:28 PM184°South62.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility from FakaofoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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