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Flag for Cook Islands August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Max view in Rarotonga
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 5:50 AM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Ends: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 7, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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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

5:50 AM Aug 77:02 AM Aug 77:04 AM Aug 7
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Monday, August 7, 2017

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 5:50:01 AM259°West16.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaAug 7 at 7:02:34 AM254°West-southwest0.4°
The 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.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 7 at 7:04:57 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 7 at 7:22:56 AM252°West-southwest3.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 7 at 8:20:29 AM246°West-southwest16.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 7 at 9:18:09 AM239°West-southwest28.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 7 at 10:50:56 AM221°Southwest44.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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