Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
The total phase of this lunar eclipse will be visible in large parts of US, northeastern Europe, Russia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, and Australia.
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: North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, 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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Jan 31 at 10:51:13||Jan 31 at 5:51:13 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Jan 31 at 11:48:27||Jan 31 at 6:48:27 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||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 ended||Jan 31 at 14:07:51||Jan 31 at 9:07:51 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Jan 31 at 15:11:11||Jan 31 at 10:11:11 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Jan 31 at 16:08:29||Jan 31 at 11:08:29 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was 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.
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: February 15, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
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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
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