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Jul 28, 2018 at 7:10 am
Near max in Nukualofa

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Nukualofa

Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 6:14 am

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:10 am -0.21 Magnitude

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:13 am

Duration: 59 minutes

Location

July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
6:14 am Sat, Jul 28
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 254°
11.9°
7:10 am Sat, Jul 28
Maximal Eclipse visible in Nukualofa The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nukualofa 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 249°
0.3°
7:13 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visibleMoonset Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-0.2°
7:24 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 248°
-2.3°
8:30 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 241°
-16.6°
9:21 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southwest 235°
-26.5°
10:13 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 226°
-35.5°
11:19 am Sat, Jul 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South-southwest 211°
-44.8°
12:28 pm Sat, Jul 28Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South 188°
-50.3°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Nukualofa, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility From NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
Jul 28, 2018 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 21, 2019 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 3, 2019 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific
Nov 12, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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

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