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Eclipse visible in Rarotonga – September 27, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Rarotonga, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

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.

More about the September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 2:13 PM123°East-southeast56.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 3:12 PM111°East-southeast45.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 27 at 4:13 PM102°East-southeast32.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 27 at 4:47 PM98°East25.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 27 at 5:22 PM95°East17.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 27 at 6:23 PM89°East2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 27 at 6:38 PM88°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaSep 27 at 6:48 PM87°East2.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rarotonga would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 27 at 7:22 PM84°East9.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.

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

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

Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT - Cook Island Time).

Other eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in RarotongaLooks like in RarotongaPath of the eclipse
Jun 25 / Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 11, 2010SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3 / Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 13, 2012SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 9, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7 / Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 3 / Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 2015LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2019LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 2, 2019SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29 / Nov 30, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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