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How to watch a total lunar eclipse in 2018

2018-03-03 04:48:00

Total lunar eclipses happen at different times, and on average it takes three years for the same area to see one, but in 2018 we can see two total lunar eclipses.


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Genesis principle

Light travels in a straight line, and the Earth blocks the sun's light to form two shadow areas, one is the umbra (sunlight does not come in at all), and the other is the penumbra (some sunlight can come in). A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon orbits the Earth and enters the umbra region of the Earth.

Occurrence time

Two total lunar eclipses will be visible in 2018. The first total lunar eclipse took place from 20:52 on January 31 to 22:08 on January 31


The second total lunar eclipse will occur from 3:30 on July 28 to 5:14 on July 28


Blue Moon phenomenon: Two full moons occur in the same calendar month. There will be two blue moons in 2018, one in January and one in March.

Viewing place

This year's total lunar eclipse, as long as the weather is fine, most parts of China are excellent vantage points to watch the total lunar eclipse.

Observation method

The easiest and most direct way is to see it visually, and you can also enjoy the perfect total lunar eclipse without any equipment.


You can also use binoculars, SLR cameras and other professional equipment to watch and photograph the total lunar eclipse.

Matters needing attention

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