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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:02 am

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Galapagos Islands: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:51 am

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:02 am

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:08 am

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Galapagos Islands

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Galapagos Islands, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialNear maxMoonset
5:48 am Jan 316:01 am Jan 316:05 am Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Galapagos Islands on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in Galapagos IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 4:51:13 am288°West-northwest16.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 5:48:27 am287°West-northwest3.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Galapagos IslandsJan 31 at 6:02:51 am287°West-northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Galapagos Islands 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 6:05:14 am287°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 6:51:47 am287°West-northwest11.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 7:29:51 am288°West-northwest19.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 8:07:51 am289°West-northwest28.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 9:11:11 am292°West-northwest42.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 10:08:29 am298°West-northwest55.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Galapagos Islands (GALT – Galapagos Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Galapagos Islands

Eclipse Visibility From Galapagos IslandsVisibility 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 Galapagos Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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