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January 12, 2028 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Makkah, Saudi Arabia (Mecca)

Jan 12, 2028 at 7:03 am
Max View in Makkah
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Makkah
Begins: Wed, Jan 12, 2028 at 5:07 am
Maximum: Wed, Jan 12, 2028 at 7:03 am 0.057 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, Jan 12, 2028 at 7:06 am
Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


January 12, 2028 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Makkah

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

5:07 am Wed, Jan 12
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 286°
6:45 am Wed, Jan 12
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 292°
7:03 am Wed, Jan 12
Maximum in Makkah This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Makkah. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Makkah because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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 294°
7:06 am Wed, Jan 12SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-northwest 294°
7:13 am Wed, Jan 12Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 294°
7:41 am Wed, Jan 12Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 297°
9:18 am Wed, Jan 12Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 309°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Makkah. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Makkah

Eclipse Visibility From MakkahVisibility Worldwide
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Feb 21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Aug 2, 2027 Total Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Makkah, or the path map image for global details.

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