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Eclipse visible in Rarotonga – January 20, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Sunday, January 20, 2019

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 beginsJan 20 at 4:38 PM79°East36.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 20 at 5:37 PM76°East-northeast23.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 20 at 6:43 PM71°East-northeast9.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 20 at 7:12 PM69°East-northeast1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 20 at 7:25 PM68°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaJan 20 at 7:27 PM68°East-northeast0.4° 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.
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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsJan 20 at 7:42 PM66°East-northeast3.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsJan 20 at 8:48 PM59°East-northeast16.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 20 at 9:47 PM51°Northeast27.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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
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
May 25 / May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18 / Nov 19, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 15, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 8, 2024SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 17, 2024LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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