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Jan 31, 2018 at 6:11 pm
Max View in Abu Dhabi

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Abu Dhabi

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 6:11 pm 0.95 Magnitude

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

Location

January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
2:51 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 43°
-36.6°
3:48 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 53°
-27.4°
4:51 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 63°
-15.7°
5:29 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 67°
-8.2°
6:07 pm Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMoonrise Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 71°
0.0°
6:07 pm Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
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 71°
0.1°
6:11 pm Wed, Jan 31
Maximal Eclipse visible in Abu Dhabi The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Abu Dhabi 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 71°
0.7°
7:11 pm Wed, Jan 31
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-northeast 77°
12.9°
8:08 pm Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 82°
25.2°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Abu Dhabi, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility From Abu DhabiVisibility Worldwide
Jan 31, 2018 Partial 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
Jan 21, 2019 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 16/17, 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
Nov 11, 2019 Partial Mercury TransitPartial Mercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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