Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
July 27–28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse
The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes.
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of the Earth.
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happens 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 begins||Jul 27 at 17:14:47||Jul 27 at 1:14:47 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jul 27 at 18:24:27||Jul 27 at 2:24:27 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jul 27 at 19:30:15||Jul 27 at 3:30:15 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jul 27 at 20:21:44||Jul 27 at 4:21:44 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jul 27 at 21:13:11||Jul 27 at 5:13:11 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jul 27 at 22:19:00||Jul 27 at 6:19:00 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jul 27 at 23:28:38||Jul 27 at 7:28:38 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.609.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.679.
The total duration of the eclipse is 6 hours, 14 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 12 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 43 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: July 13, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: August 11, 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins153Days 4Hrs 47Mins 32Secs
Jul 27, 2018 at 17:14:47 UTC
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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 (this page)
- 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