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Eclipse visible in Rarotonga – Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

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

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Sunday, September 7, 2025

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 7 at 5:30 AM269°West15.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsSep 7 at 6:29 AM264°West2.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaSep 7 at 6:39 AM263°West0.4° 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 7 at 6:41 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 7:32 AM259°West12.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 7 at 8:12 AM255°West-southwest20.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 7 at 8:52 AM250°West-southwest29.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 7 at 9:54 AM241°West-southwest42.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 7 at 10:54 AM228°Southwest53.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse is 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

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Rarotonga
Looks like in
Rarotonga
Path of the eclipse
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
Oct 2, 2024SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2025LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 11, 2028LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2028LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 2029LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 2030LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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