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Flag for Australia August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia

Max view in Macquarie Island
Friday, August 28, 2026 at 5:44 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Macquarie Island: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 12:23 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 5:44 PM

Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 6:01 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes


August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Macquarie Island

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:40 PM Aug 285:44 PM Aug 286:01 PM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Macquarie Island on Friday, August 28, 2026

EventTime in Macquarie IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 12:23 PM179°South26.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 1:33 PM160°South-southeast24.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 3:12 PM136°Southeast17.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 4:51 PM114°East-southeast6.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 28 at 5:40 PM105°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Macquarie IslandAug 28 at 5:44 PM104°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Macquarie Island would be around this time.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 6:01 PM100°East2.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Macquarie Island (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Macquarie Island

Eclipse Visibility from Macquarie IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Macquarie Island, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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