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Flag for Antarctica August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Friday, August 28, 2026 at 4:12 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 1:23 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 4:12 PM

Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 7:01 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes


August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from McMurdo. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
3:42 PM Aug 284:12 PM Aug 285:51 PM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Friday, August 28, 2026

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 1:23:54 PM171°South1.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 2:33:48 PM155°South-southeast1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 28 at 3:42:39 PM138°Southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 4:12:48 PM131°Southeast0.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 5:51:55 PM108°East-southeast4.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 7:01:41 PM91°East7.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in McMurdo.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in McMurdo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100