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Update: Due to bad weather, the lunar eclipse

won't be seen in Utah  

Lunar MoonSunday, January 20, 2019 

Due to forecasted bad weather, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be able to see the lunar eclipse in Salt Lake City. 

Yes, we're disappointed too, but you can still join us on Sunday evening  @ 7 p.m. in the James Fletcher Building, Room 101, to view live streaming of the lunar eclipse from elsewhere.

You can also use the link below to watch it at home on your computer:


UTC Time (a.m.)

Time in Salt Lake City

Penumbral eclipse begins

Jan. 21 @ 02:36:29 

Jan. 20 @ 7:36:29 p.m.

Partial eclipse begins

Jan. 21 @ 03:33:54 

Jan. 20 @ 8:33:54 p.m.

Full eclipse begins

Jan. 21 @ 04:41:17 

Jan. 20 @ 9:41:17 p.m.

Maximum eclipse

Jan. 21 @ 05:12:14 

Jan. 20 @ 10:12:14 p.m.

Full eclipse ends

Jan. 21 @ 05:43:15 

Jan. 20 @ 10:43:15 p.m.

Partial eclipse ends

Jan. 21 @ 06:50:39 

Jan. 20 @ 11:50:39 p.m.

Penumbral eclipse ends

Jan. 21 @ 07:48:02 

Jan. 21 @ 12:48:02 a.m.


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Last Updated: 1/18/19