Countdown to the January 31st total lunar eclipse

On January 31st 2018 – for the first time time since September 2015 – the moon, earth and sun will become aligned and produce a total lunar eclipse. Across Asia and Australia the event will be visible after sunset; in North America, on the other side of the international date line, it will be visible before sunrise.

Once again, I’ll be part of timeanddate.com’s live coverage of the event. I’ll be at the Dynic Astropark, about 50 km north-east of Kyoto. We’re also hoping to have live feeds from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, and the Perth Observatory in Western Australia.


UPDATE (January 29th): here at our location in Japan, the weather forecast for January 31st is not good…


2 responses to “Countdown to the January 31st total lunar eclipse

  1. Have a great time! Here in Nashville the Moon will be setting just before the eclipse is total…if it is clear we’ll still take some pictures, though. Can you get timeanddate to not call it a “b****” moon? Just a lunar eclipse is great. We’ll just have to see what color it actually is, your previous post about the light scattering through the atmosphere was good.

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