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Total lunar eclipse on January 31 2018 (China)

total lunar eclipse January 31, 2018 (China)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Beijing, China on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (Local time Asia/Shanghai)

Moonrise to moonset9h31m
Distance to the center of the Sun147,384,016 km
Distance to the center of Earth364,336 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)98.8%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonCancer ♋
Moon age (days past new moon)13.7

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on January 31, 2018 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in China from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
BeijingYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
AnhuiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ChongqingYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
FujianYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GansuYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GuangdongYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GuangxiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GuizhouYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HainanYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HebeiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HeilongjiangYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HenanYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Hong KongYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HunanYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
JiangsuYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
JilinYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
LiaoningYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NeimengguYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NingxiaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShaanxiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShandongYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShanghaiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShanxiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
SichuanYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
TianjinYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
XinjiangYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
XizangYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
YunnanYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
ZhejiangYes Penumbral, Partial, Total

Information about this eclipse

total lunar eclipse This image shows the global map with two regions: the shaded region where you can not see the lunar eclipse, and the blank region, where it can be seen. The image details the type of eclipse, the magnitude of the penumbra and umbra, Saros series to which this eclipse belongs, among other data. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of total lunar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Eclipse schedule in China

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018 in China. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Moon alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

Event datePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMoon alt.Partial eclipse beginsUmbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Umbral eclipse endsPartial eclipse endsPenumbral eclipse endsMoon alt.
Beijing (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511619:4820:5221:304522:0823:1100:0866
Anhui (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511519:4820:5221:304722:0823:1100:0874
Chongqing (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51519:4820:5221:303822:0823:1100:0870
Fujian (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511519:4820:5221:304922:0823:1100:0880
Gansu (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51319:4820:5221:303322:0823:1100:0861
Guangdong (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511019:4820:5221:304522:0823:1100:0879
Guangxi (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51519:4820:5221:304022:0823:1100:0874
Guizhou (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51519:4820:5221:303822:0823:1100:0872
Hainan (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51519:4820:5221:304122:0823:1100:0877
Hebei (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511619:4820:5221:304522:0823:1100:0866
Heilongjiang (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:512519:4820:5221:304822:0823:1100:0857
Henan (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511219:4820:5221:304422:0823:1100:0871
Hong Kong (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511019:4820:5221:304522:0823:1100:0880
Hunan (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51919:4820:5221:304322:0823:1100:0875
Jiangsu (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511719:4820:5221:304922:0823:1100:0873
Jilin (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:512419:4820:5221:305022:0823:1100:0862
Liaoning (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:512019:4820:5221:304822:0823:1100:0865
Neimenggu (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51519:4820:5221:303622:0823:1100:0864
Ningxia (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51719:4820:5221:303722:0823:1100:0864
Shaanxi (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51919:4820:5221:303922:0823:1100:0867
Shandong (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511719:4820:5221:304722:0823:1100:0870
Shanghai (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511819:4820:5221:305122:0823:1100:0875
Shanxi (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511219:4820:5221:304222:0823:1100:0867
Sichuan (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51319:4820:5221:303522:0823:1100:0867
Tianjin (UTC 6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%16:511617:4818:5219:304620:0821:1122:0867
Xinjiang (UTC 6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%16:51-617:4818:5219:302120:0821:1122:0848
Xizang (UTC 6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%16:51-817:4818:5219:302320:0821:1122:0855
Yunnan (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:51019:4820:5221:303422:0823:1100:0868
Zhejiang (UTC 8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%18:511719:4820:5221:305122:0823:1100:0877

You can read the table above as follows: On January 31, 2018 in Beijing, Asia/Shanghai (UTC 8), an total lunar eclipse will start at 18:51, the maximum eclipse will occur at 21:30 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 45°;this event will come to an end at 00:08 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 2.294 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of 1.315 (fraction of the Moon obscured by the umbra of The Earth).

Moon-Planet Conjunctions

A Moon-planet conjunction occurs when an astronomical object has either the same, or nearly the same, right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude of that of the Moon, as observed from Earth. Check all the conjunctions in January 2018.

Astronomical ObjectsDate and TimeDegrees Apart
Moon and BeehiveJanuary 4Beehive is 2.3 degrees North of the Moon.
Moon and RegulusJanuary 5Regulus is 0.9 degrees South of the Moon.
Moon and JupiterJanuary 11Jupiter is 4.7 degrees South of the Moon.
Moon and SaturnJanuary 15Saturn is 2.9 degrees South of the Moon.
Moon and AldebaranJanuary 27Aldebaran is 0.7 degrees South of the Moon.
Moon and Beehive2018-01-31 15:19Beehive is 2.3 degrees North of the Moon.

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