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January 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The total phase of this total lunar eclipse will be visible from North and South America, and western parts of Europe and Africa. Central and eastern Africa, Europe, and Asia will see a partial eclipse of the Moon.

Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Bridgeport?

What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like

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Where to See the Eclipse

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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.

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Is this eclipse visible in Bridgeport?

Eclipse Map and Animation

The animation shows where this total lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).

Shades of darkness

Night, moon high up in sky.

Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon.

Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight.

Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight.

Day, moon and eclipse both not visible.

Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather.

The entire eclipse is visible from start to end.

The entire partial and total phases are visible. Misses part of penumbral phase.

The entire total phase is visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the total phase is visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the partial phase is visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases.

Some of the penumbral phase is visible. Misses total & partial phases.

The eclipse is not visible at all.

Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon.

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.

EventUTC TimeTime in Bridgeport*Visible in Bridgeport
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 02:36:29Jan 20 at 9:36:29 pmYes
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 03:33:54Jan 20 at 10:33:54 pmYes
Full Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 04:41:17Jan 20 at 11:41:17 pmYes
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 05:12:14Jan 21 at 12:12:14 amYes
Full Eclipse endsJan 21 at 05:43:15Jan 21 at 12:43:15 amYes
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 06:50:39Jan 21 at 1:50:39 amYes
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 07:48:02Jan 21 at 2:48:02 amYes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Bridgeport, the entire eclipse is visible.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

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.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the second eclipse this season.

First eclipse this season: January 5–6, 2019 — Partial Solar Eclipse