The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century.
Micro Blood Moon Eclipse
Look Up for Mars
Mars is very close to the eclipsed Moon on July 27/28 and is easy to see with naked eyes, weather permitting.
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 Accra*||Visible in Accra|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 17:14:47||27 Jul, 17:14:47||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 18:24:27||27 Jul, 18:24:27||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||27 Jul, 19:30:15||27 Jul, 19:30:15||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||27 Jul, 20:21:44||27 Jul, 20:21:44||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 21:13:11||27 Jul, 21:13:11||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 22:19:00||27 Jul, 22:19:00||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||27 Jul, 23:28:38||27 Jul, 23:28:38||Yes|
* The Moon is below the horizon in Accra some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
Begins: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 18:11 (6:11pm)
Maximum: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 20:21 (8:21 pm) 1.61 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, 27 Jul 2018, 23:28 (11:28pm)
Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.609. The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.679. The total duration of the eclipse is 6 hours, 14 minutes. The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 12 minutes. The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 43 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 second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: 13 July 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Third eclipse this season: 11 August 2018 — Partial Solar Eclipse