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Flag for Tuvalu July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti, Tuvalu

Max view in Funafuti
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Funafuti: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes


July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Funafuti, 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

5:14 AM Jul 286:13 AM Jul 286:16 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in FunafutiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:14:47 AM252°West-southwest13.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FunafutiJul 28 at 6:13:55 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 Funafuti 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 6:16:10 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:24:27 AM250°West-southwest1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:30:15 AM247°West-southwest17.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 8:21:44 AM243°West-southwest28.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:13:11 AM238°West-southwest38.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:19:00 AM226°Southwest51.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:28:38 AM203°South-southwest60.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT – Tuvalu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Funafuti

Eclipse Visibility from FunafutiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
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 28LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Funafuti, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100