January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Where to See the Eclipse
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica.
When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Jan 31 at 10:51:13||Jan 31 at 5:51:13 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jan 31 at 11:48:27||Jan 31 at 6:48:27 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jan 31 at 12:51:47||Jan 31 at 7:51:47 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 31 at 13:29:51||Jan 31 at 8:29:51 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jan 31 at 14:07:51||Jan 31 at 9:07:51 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jan 31 at 15:11:11||Jan 31 at 10:11:11 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jan 31 at 16:08:29||Jan 31 at 11:08:29 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.316.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.294
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 17 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 7 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 16 minutes.
Eclipses Come in Pairs!
A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a lunar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a solar eclipse!
Following paired eclipse: February 15, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
LIVE coverage of the partial lunar eclipse, Aug 7/8, 2017. More
Countdown until eclipse begins167Days 12Hrs 47Mins 46Secs
Jan 31, 2018 at 10:51:13 UTC
Find Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2017
- Feb 10/11, 2017 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Feb 26, 2017 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Aug 7/8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Aug 21, 2017 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2018
- Jan 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- 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