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Total Lunar Eclipse (31 January 2018)

January 31 @ 4:30 am - 7:30 am

This is first of two Total Lunar Eclipses for 2018!

There will be a total of six lunar eclipse events, two full and four partial eclipses of which this first will be the only visible in the continuous 48 states for this year.

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This is a special eclipse since it is happening on the day of the Full Blue Moon in 35 years!

Sequence of Events for Houston, Texas

Duration of the Eclipse: 2 hrs 22 min 17 sec

Duration of Totality: 21 min 43 sec

Date of the Eclipse: 31 January (During the Blue Moon!)

Penumbral Begins: 04:51:13 (Altitude: 28 deg 32 m 1 s)

Partial Begins: 05:48:27 (Altitude: 16 deg 34 m 1.3 s)

Full Begins: 06:51:47 (Altitude: 3 deg 45 m 19.6 s)

Maximum Eclipse: 07:09:14 (Altitude: 0 deg 31 m 54.6 s)

Moonset: 07:13:30 (Azimuth: 289 deg 20.8 s @ WNW)

All other sequences take place below the horizon!

Download the Info Pamphlet from the NASA Eclipse Website:

2018 Total Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse

Details

Date:
January 31
Time:
4:30 am - 7:30 am