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January 29–30, 1991 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica.
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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jan 30 at 03:59:52||Jan 29 at 10:59:52 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 30 at 05:58:36||Jan 30 at 12:58:36 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jan 30 at 07:57:21||Jan 30 at 2:57:21 am||Yes|
* The Moon was above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Boston, the entire eclipse was visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.111.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 0.881.
The total duration of the eclipse is 3 hours, 57 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: January 15–16, 1991 — Annular Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 1991
- Jan 15 / Jan 16, 1991 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jan 29–30, 1991 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 26–27, 1991 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 11, 1991 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 26–27, 1991 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 21, 1991 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse