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Total lunar eclipse on January 31 2018 (United States)

total lunar eclipse January 31, 2018 (United States)
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 Washington, District of Columbia, United States on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. (Local time America/New York)

Moonrise to moonset10h36m
Distance to the center of the Sun147,395,108 km
Distance to the center of Earth365,364 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)99.8%
Lunar phasewaxing
Current zodiac sign the MoonLeo ♌
Moon age (days past new moon)14.4

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 United States 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
Washington, District of ColumbiaYes Penumbral, Partial
Seattle, WashingtonYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Birmingham, AlabamaYes Penumbral, Partial
Anchorage, AlaskaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Phoenix, ArizonaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Little Rock, ArkansasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Los Angeles, CaliforniaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Denver, ColoradoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Bridgeport, ConnecticutYes Penumbral, Partial
Dover, DelawareYes Penumbral, Partial
Jacksonville, FloridaYes Penumbral, Partial
Atlanta, GeorgiaYes Penumbral, Partial
Honolulu, HawaiiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Boise, IdahoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Chicago, IllinoisYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Indianapolis, IndianaYes Penumbral, Partial
Des Moines, IowaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Wichita, KansasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Louisville, KentuckyYes Penumbral, Partial
New Orleans, LouisianaYes Penumbral, Partial
Augusta, MaineYes Penumbral, Partial
Baltimore, MarylandYes Penumbral, Partial
Boston, MassachusettsYes Penumbral, Partial
Detroit, MichiganYes Penumbral, Partial
Minneapolis, MinnesotaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Jackson, MississippiYes Penumbral, Partial
Kansas City, MissouriYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Billings, MontanaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Omaha, NebraskaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Las Vegas, NevadaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Manchester, New HampshireYes Penumbral, Partial
Newark, New JerseyYes Penumbral, Partial
Albuquerque, New MexicoYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
New York, New YorkYes Penumbral, Partial
Charlotte, North CarolinaYes Penumbral, Partial
Fargo, North DakotaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Columbus, OhioYes Penumbral, Partial
Oklahoma City, OklahomaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Portland, OregonYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYes Penumbral, Partial
Providence, Rhode IslandYes Penumbral, Partial
Columbia, South CarolinaYes Penumbral, Partial
Sioux Falls, South DakotaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Memphis, TennesseeYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Houston, TexasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Salt Lake City, UtahYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Montpelier, VermontYes Penumbral, Partial
Virginia Beach, VirginiaYes Penumbral, Partial
Charleston, West VirginiaYes Penumbral, Partial
Milwaukee, WisconsinYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Cheyenne, WyomingYes 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 United States

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the total lunar eclipse of January 31, 2018 in United States. 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.
Washington, District of Columbia (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511406:4807:5208:30-1309:0810:1111:08-32
Seattle, Washington (UTC -8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%02:514503:4804:5205:302006:0807:1108:08-4
Birmingham, Alabama (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512105:4806:5207:30-908:0809:1110:08-33
Anchorage, Alaska (UTC -9)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%01:514502:4803:5204:303305:0806:1107:0815
Phoenix, Arizona (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:514304:4805:5206:301107:0808:1109:08-18
Little Rock, Arkansas (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:512606:4807:5208:30-409:0810:1111:08-30
Los Angeles, California (UTC -8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%02:514803:4804:5205:301606:0807:1108:08-14
Denver, Colorado (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:513604:4805:5206:30707:0808:1109:08-19
Bridgeport, Connecticut (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511206:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-31
Dover, Delaware (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511306:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-32
Jacksonville, Florida (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511706:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-38
Atlanta, Georgia (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511906:4807:5208:30-1109:0810:1111:08-34
Honolulu, Hawaii (UTC -10)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%00:518501:4802:5203:305004:0805:1106:0815
Boise, Idaho (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:514304:4805:5206:301607:0808:1109:08-10
Chicago, Illinois (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512305:4806:5207:30-508:0809:1110:08-26
Indianapolis, Indiana (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:512106:4807:5208:30-709:0810:1111:08-28
Des Moines, Iowa (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512705:4806:5207:30-108:0809:1110:08-24
Wichita, Kansas (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:513005:4806:5207:30008:0809:1110:08-25
Louisville, Kentucky (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:512106:4807:5208:30-809:0810:1111:08-30
New Orleans, Louisiana (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512405:4806:5207:30-808:0809:1110:08-34
Augusta, Maine (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511006:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-29
Baltimore, Maryland (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511406:4807:5208:30-1309:0810:1111:08-32
Boston, Massachusetts (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511006:4807:5208:30-1509:0810:1111:08-31
Detroit, Michigan (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511906:4807:5208:30-809:0810:1111:08-27
Minneapolis, Minnesota (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512705:4806:5207:30008:0809:1110:08-21
Jackson, Mississippi (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512405:4806:5207:30-708:0809:1110:08-33
Kansas City, Missouri (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512805:4806:5207:30-108:0809:1110:08-25
Billings, Montana (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:513704:4805:5206:301107:0808:1109:08-13
Omaha, Nebraska (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512905:4806:5207:30108:0809:1110:08-23
Las Vegas, Nevada (UTC -8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%02:514503:4804:5205:301406:0807:1108:08-15
Manchester, New Hampshire (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511106:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-30
Newark, New Jersey (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511206:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-31
Albuquerque, New Mexico (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:513804:4805:5206:30707:0808:1109:08-21
New York, New York (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511206:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-31
Charlotte, North Carolina (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511706:4807:5208:30-1309:0810:1111:08-34
Fargo, North Dakota (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512905:4806:5207:30308:0809:1110:08-18
Columbus, Ohio (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511906:4807:5208:30-909:0810:1111:08-29
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:513005:4806:5207:30008:0809:1110:08-26
Portland, Oregon (UTC -8)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%02:514703:4804:5205:302006:0807:1108:08-5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511306:4807:5208:30-1409:0810:1111:08-32
Providence, Rhode Island (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511106:4807:5208:30-1509:0810:1111:08-31
Columbia, South Carolina (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511706:4807:5208:30-1309:0810:1111:08-35
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512905:4806:5207:30208:0809:1110:08-21
Memphis, Tennessee (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:512406:4807:5208:30-609:0810:1111:08-30
Houston, Texas (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512805:4806:5207:30-408:0809:1110:08-32
Salt Lake City, Utah (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:514104:4805:5206:301207:0808:1109:08-14
Montpelier, Vermont (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511206:4807:5208:30-1309:0810:1111:08-28
Virginia Beach, Virginia (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511306:4807:5208:30-1509:0810:1111:08-35
Charleston, West Virginia (UTC -5)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%05:511806:4807:5208:30-1109:0810:1111:08-31
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (UTC -6)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%04:512305:4806:5207:30-408:0809:1110:08-25
Cheyenne, Wyoming (UTC -7)2018-01-31229.4%131.5%03:513604:4805:5206:30707:0808:1109:08-18

You can read the table above as follows: On January 31, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia, America/New_York (UTC -5), an total lunar eclipse will start at 05:51, the maximum eclipse will occur at 08:30 when the Moon reaches an altitud of -13°;this event will come to an end at 11:08 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).

We must take into account the altitude of the moon, for example, in Washington, District of Columbia, due to the low altitude of the Moon (-13 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

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 3Beehive 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 14Saturn 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 02:19Beehive is 2.3 degrees North of the Moon.

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