Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
August 7–8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
The partial lunar eclipse was visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.
We streamed this lunar eclipse!
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looked like from the night side of the Earth.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Aug 7 at 15:50:01||Aug 7 at 11:50:01 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse began||Aug 7 at 17:22:56||Aug 7 at 1:22:56 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Aug 7 at 18:20:29||Aug 7 at 2:20:29 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Aug 7 at 19:18:09||Aug 7 at 3:18:09 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Aug 7 at 20:50:56||Aug 7 at 4:50:56 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon during this eclipse, so it was not possible to view it in Washington DC.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.246.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.289.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 1 minute.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 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 first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10–11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7–8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 15, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 13, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jul 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar 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