Total Lunar Eclipse on Jan 31, 2018 (Review)

Date & Time: Jan 31 2018
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D810A
Location: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(7360×4912)
Device Size...FX format (36×24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight

Total lunar eclipse
on Jan 31, 2018
Saros seriesNo. 124, Member: 49 of 74
Maximum magnitude1.321
Start of Penumbral19:49.8 JST (+0900)
Start of Umbral20:48.1 JST (+0900)
Start of Totality21:51.4 JST (+0900)
Maximum eclipse22:29.8 JST (+0900)
End of Totality23:08.3 JST (+0900)
End of Umbral24:11.5 JST (+0900)
End of Penumbral25:10.0 JST (+0900)
This page shows you a review image of total lunar eclipse observed at Japan on Jan 31, 2018. This set of images shows you the change of blood moon during about 80 minutes in winter midnight skies, Although the weather was just before broken, fortunately I could observe almost all progress of the rare event including the partial eclipse.
I have provided several other impressive images of this splendid sky event on and after next page.

Comparison of Eclipsed Moon

Progress of Lunar Eclipse (Jan 31, 2018)

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