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Total lunar eclipse on January 31 2018 (Japan)

total lunar eclipse January 31, 2018 (Japan)
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 Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (Local time Asia/Tokyo)

Moonrise to moonset14h12m
Distance to the center of the Sun147,383,171 km
Distance to the center of Earth364,271 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)98.7%
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 Japan 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
TokyoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
AichiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
AkitaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
AomoriYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ChibaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
EhimeYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
FukuiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
FukuokaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
FukushimaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GifuYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
GunmaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HiroshimaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HokkaidoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
HyogoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
IbarakiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
IshikawaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
IwateYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KagawaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KagoshimaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KanagawaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KochiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KumamotoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
KyotoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
MieYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
MiyagiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
MiyazakiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NaganoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NagasakiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NaraYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
NiigataYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
OitaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
OkayamaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
OkinawaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
OsakaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
SagaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
SaitamaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShigaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShimaneYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ShizuokaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
TochigiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
TokushimaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
TottoriYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
ToyamaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
WakayamaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
YamagataYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
YamaguchiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
YamanashiYes 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 Japan

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018 in Japan. 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.
Tokyo (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0865
Aichi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513220:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0867
Akita (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0862
Aomori (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0861
Chiba (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0865
Ehime (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512820:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0870
Fukui (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0867
Fukuoka (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512620:4821:5222:305823:0800:1101:0871
Fukushima (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0863
Gifu (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513220:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0867
Gunma (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513320:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0865
Hiroshima (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512820:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0870
Hokkaido (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513520:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0858
Hyogo (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513020:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0868
Ibaraki (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0865
Ishikawa (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0866
Iwate (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513520:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0862
Kagawa (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512920:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0869
Kagoshima (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512620:4821:5222:305823:0800:1101:0873
Kanagawa (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0866
Kochi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512920:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0870
Kumamoto (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512620:4821:5222:305823:0800:1101:0872
Kyoto (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0868
Mie (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0868
Miyagi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513520:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0863
Miyazaki (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512720:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0873
Nagano (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513320:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0865
Nagasaki (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512620:4821:5222:305723:0800:1101:0872
Nara (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0868
Niigata (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513320:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0864
Oita (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512720:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0871
Okayama (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512920:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0869
Okinawa (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512320:4821:5222:305723:0800:1101:0879
Osaka (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0868
Saga (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512620:4821:5222:305823:0800:1101:0872
Saitama (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0865
Shiga (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513120:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0868
Shimane (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512820:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0869
Shizuoka (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513320:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0867
Tochigi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306323:0800:1101:0865
Tokushima (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513020:4821:5222:306023:0800:1101:0869
Tottori (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512920:4821:5222:305923:0800:1101:0868
Toyama (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513220:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0866
Wakayama (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513020:4821:5222:306123:0800:1101:0869
Yamagata (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513420:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0863
Yamaguchi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:512720:4821:5222:305823:0800:1101:0871
Yamanashi (UTC 9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%19:513320:4821:5222:306223:0800:1101:0866

You can read the table above as follows: On January 31, 2018 in Tokyo, Asia/Tokyo (UTC 9), an total lunar eclipse will start at 19:51, the maximum eclipse will occur at 22:30 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 63°;this event will come to an end at 01:08 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 16:19Beehive is 2.3 degrees North of the Moon.

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