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Jan 31, 2018 at 7:21 am
Near max in Fort Worth

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Fort Worth

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 4:51 am

Maximum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:22 am 1.30 Magnitude

Ends: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 7:26 am

Duration: 2 hours, 36 minutes

Location

January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fort Worth

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
4:51 am Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 271°
30.2°
5:48 am Wed, Jan 31
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 278°
18.6°
6:51 am Wed, Jan 31
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest 285°
6.1°
7:22 am Wed, Jan 31
Maximal Eclipse visible in Fort Worth The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Fort Worth 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 289°
0.5°
7:25 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMoonset Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 290°
-0.0°
7:29 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 290°
-0.7°
8:07 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 295°
-8.5°
9:11 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 305°
-19.5°
10:08 am Wed, Jan 31Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Northwest 315°
-28.3°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fort Worth

Eclipse Visibility From Fort WorthVisibility 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
Jan 20/21, 2019 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Nov 11, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 4/5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic

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