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Flag for Cook Islands March 13, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Thursday, March 13, 2025 at 8:58 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Thu, Mar 13, 2025 at 5:57 PM

Maximum: Thu, Mar 13, 2025 at 8:58 PM

Ends: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 12:00 Midnight

Duration: 6 hours, 3 minutes


March 13, 2025 – March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rarotonga. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
7:09 PM Mar 138:58 PM Mar 1310:47 PM Mar 13
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Thursday, March 13, 2025

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 13 at 5:57:24 PM91°East13.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 13 at 6:51:55 PM86°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 13 at 7:09:34 PM85°East3.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 13 at 8:26:00 PM78°East-northeast20.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 13 at 8:58:44 PM74°East-northeast28.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 13 at 9:31:23 PM70°East-northeast35.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 13 at 10:47:48 PM56°Northeast51.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 14 at 12:00:03 AM31°North-northeast63.0°
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.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100