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Flag for U.S.A. January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Max view in Boston
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Boston: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:08 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

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January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Boston

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Boston, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM Jan 316:53 AM Jan 316:56 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Boston on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in BostonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:51 AM283°West-northwest10.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:48 AM292°West-northwest1.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BostonJan 31 at 6:53 AM293°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Boston 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJan 31 at 6:56 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51 AM302°West-northwest9.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 8:29 AM309°Northwest14.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:07 AM317°Northwest19.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:11 AM331°North-northwest26.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:08 AM345°North-northwest30.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Boston (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Boston

Eclipse Visibility from BostonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
Total
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Boston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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