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Flag for Tokelau January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau

Max view in Fakaofo
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Fakaofo, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:53 PM Jan 216:56 PM Jan 217:50 PM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 3:36:29 PM70°East-northeast44.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:33:54 PM72°East-northeast31.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:41:17 PM71°East-northeast16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 6:12:14 PM71°East-northeast9.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 6:43:15 PM70°East-northeast1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 21 at 6:53:51 PM69°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in FakaofoJan 21 at 6:56:08 PM69°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 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:50:39 PM67°East-northeast12.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48:02 PM62°East-northeast24.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100