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Flag for Cook Islands September 7, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Sunday, September 7, 2025 at 6:40 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, Sep 7, 2025 at 5:28 AM

Maximum: Sun, Sep 7, 2025 at 6:40 AM

Ends: Sun, Sep 7, 2025 at 10:55 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 27 minutes


September 7, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:27 AM Sep 76:40 AM Sep 76:42 AM Sep 7
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Sunday, September 7, 2025

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 5:28:20 AM269°West16.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 6:27:02 AM265°West3.2°
Partial 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 6:40:33 AM263°West0.4°
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 7 at 6:42:48 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsSep 7 at 7:30:41 AM259°West11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 7 at 8:11:41 AM255°West-southwest20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsSep 7 at 8:52:46 AM251°West-southwest29.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 7 at 9:56:26 AM241°West-southwest42.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 7 at 10:55:01 AM228°Southwest53.2° 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 and Transits 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
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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