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Near max in Easter Island
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:47 am

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Easter Island: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 5:51 am Countdown

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:48 am

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

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

Magnitude: 0.95


Upcoming Eclipse: August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse is not visible in Easter Island. See animation and where it can be seen

January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Easter Island

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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

Start of partialNear maxMoonset
6:48 am Jan 317:47 am Jan 317:50 am Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Easter Island on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Easter IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:51:13 am305°Northwest22.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:48:27 am297°West-northwest11.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Easter IslandJan 31 at 7:48:10 am290°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 Easter Island 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 7:50:41 am289°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 7:51:47 am289°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 8:29:51 am285°West-northwest8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:07:51 am281°West-northwest16.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:11:11 am275°West29.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 11:08:29 am269°West41.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Easter Island (EASST – Easter Island Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Easter Island

Eclipse Visibility From Easter IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Easter Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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