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Jan 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Madurai

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm 1.32 Magnitude

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Duration: 3 hours, 21 minutes

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January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Madurai

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
4:21 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 65°
-26.4°
5:18 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 69°
-14.0°
6:18 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMoonrise Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 72°
0.0°
6:21 pm Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 72°
0.6°
6:59 pm Wed, Jan 31
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 74°
8.9°
7:37 pm Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-northeast 75°
17.5°
8:41 pm Wed, Jan 31
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-northeast 76°
32.1°
9:38 pm Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-northeast 76°
45.4°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Madurai

Eclipse Visibility From MaduraiVisibility 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
Jul 27/28, 2018 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 17, 2019 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 26, 2019 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse East in Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Australia, East in Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
Jan 10/11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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