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Flag for U.S.A. January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Max view in Seattle
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:29 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Seattle: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 2:51 AM

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:29 AM

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Seattle

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Seattle. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
3:48 AM Jan 315:29 AM Jan 317:11 AM Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Seattle on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in SeattleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:51:13 AM240°West-southwest45.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:48:27 AM253°West-southwest36.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:51:47 AM265°West26.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 5:29:51 AM272°West20.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:07:51 AM279°West14.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 7:11:11 AM289°West-northwest4.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetJan 31 at 7:41:56 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:08:29 AM299°West-northwest3.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Seattle (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Seattle

Eclipse Visibility from SeattleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
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