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Eclipse visible in Rarotonga – August 27, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Rarotonga. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Thursday, August 27, 2026

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 beginsAug 27 at 3:25 PM122°East-southeast38.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 27 at 4:35 PM111°East-southeast24.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 27 at 6:13 PM101°East2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 27 at 6:25 PM100°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaAug 27 at 6:28 PM100°East0.4° 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 27 at 7:51 PM92°East18.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 27 at 9:00 PM86°East34.3° 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).

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Oct 2, 2024SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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