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Flag for Cook Islands July 4, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 6:29 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 6:29 PM

Ends: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 7:52 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes


July 4, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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

6:04 PM Jul 46:29 PM Jul 47:52 PM Jul 4
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Saturday, July 4, 2020

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 4 at 5:07:23 PM121°East-southeast11.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 4 at 6:04:44 PM116°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 4 at 6:29:51 PM114°East-southeast4.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 4 at 7:52:21 PM108°East-southeast21.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2025Sep 21SolarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27LunarPartial
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
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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