Live coverage of the total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.
January 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
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
Try our new interactive eclipse maps. Zoom in and search for accurate eclipse times and visualizations for any location.
Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.
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||Jan 21 at 02:36:29||Jan 20 at 9:36:29 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 03:33:54||Jan 20 at 10:33:54 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 04:41:17||Jan 20 at 11:41:17 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 21 at 05:12:14||Jan 21 at 12:12:14 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 05:43:15||Jan 21 at 12:43:15 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 06:50:39||Jan 21 at 1:50:39 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 07:48:02||Jan 21 at 2:48:02 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.195.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.168.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 12 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 15 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 2 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 5–6, 2019 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins333Days 3Hrs 37Mins 23Secs
Jan 21, 2019 at 02:36:29 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
- Aug 11, 2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- 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