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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 3:59 am

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Taiohae: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 1:21 am Countdown

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:59 am

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:38 am

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

Magnitude: 1.32


January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Taiohae. 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
2:18 am Jan 313:59 am Jan 315:41 am Jan 31
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Local times for eclipse in Taiohae on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EventTime in TaiohaeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 1:21:13 am321°Northwest55.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 2:18:27 am307°Northwest45.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 3:21:47 am298°West-northwest32.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJan 31 at 3:59:51 am294°West-northwest24.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJan 31 at 4:37:51 am291°West-northwest16.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 31 at 5:41:11 am288°West-northwest2.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetJan 31 at 5:52:54 am287°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 31 at 6:38:29 am286°West-northwest10.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Taiohae (MART – Marquesas Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Taiohae

Eclipse Visibility From TaiohaeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
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