December 31, 2028–January 1, 2029 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
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, Australia, Africa, North/West North 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 Wichita*||Visible in Wichita|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Dec 31 at 14:03:47||Dec 31 at 8:03:47 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Dec 31 at 15:07:35||Dec 31 at 9:07:35 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||Dec 31 at 16:16:20||Dec 31 at 10:16:20 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 31 at 16:51:57||Dec 31 at 10:51:57 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||Dec 31 at 17:27:38||Dec 31 at 11:27:38 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Dec 31 at 18:36:24||Dec 31 at 12:36:24 pm||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 31 at 19:40:04||Dec 31 at 1:40:04 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Wichita.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.246.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.274.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 36 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 18 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 11 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: January 14, 2029 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Find Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2028
- Jan 11–12, 2028 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Jan 26, 2028 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 6–7, 2028 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 22, 2028 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Dec 31, 2028–Jan 1, 2029 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
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
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse