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Jan 31, 2018 at 6:12 am
Near max in Medellin

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Medellin

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

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:13 am -0.59 Magnitude

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

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

Location

January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Medellin

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Medellin. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (COT) for Medellin.

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
5:51 am Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 286°
5.2°
6:13 am Wed, Jan 31
Maximal Eclipse visible in Medellin The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Medellin 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.
Map direction West-northwest 287°
0.4°
6:16 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMoonset Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 287°
-0.0°
6:48 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 288°
-7.9°
7:51 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 291°
-22.1°
8:29 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 293°
-30.5°
9:07 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 297°
-38.6°
10:11 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 306°
-51.4°
11:08 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 321°
-61.3°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Medellin

Eclipse Visibility From MedellinVisibility Worldwide
Jan 31, 2018 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Jan 20/21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 2, 2019 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific
Nov 11, 2019 Partial Mercury TransitPartial Mercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 4/5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Medellin, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.