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Jan 31, 2018 at 3:29 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Rarotonga

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:51 am

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:29 am 1.32 Magnitude

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:08 am

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

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January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
12:51 am Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction North 357°
50.8°
1:48 am Wed, Jan 31
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction North-northwest 337°
48.2°
2:51 am Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Northwest 319°
40.8°
3:29 am Wed, Jan 31
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Northwest 311°
34.9°
4:07 am Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northwest 304°
28.2°
5:11 am Wed, Jan 31
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction West-northwest 296°
16.0°
6:08 am Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 290°
4.3°

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility From RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
Jan 31, 2018 Total 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, 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, 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 Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.