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Flag for Cook Islands August 27, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Thursday, August 27, 2026 at 6:29 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Thu, Aug 27, 2026 at 3:23 PM

Maximum: Thu, Aug 27, 2026 at 6:29 PM

Ends: Thu, Aug 27, 2026 at 9:01 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes


August 27, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Rarotonga. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon 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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:27 PM Aug 276:29 PM Aug 277:51 PM Aug 27
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Thursday, August 27, 2026

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 27 at 3:23:54 PM123°East-southeast38.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 27 at 4:33:48 PM112°East-southeast24.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 27 at 6:12:48 PM101°East2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 27 at 6:27:08 PM100°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaAug 27 at 6:29:26 PM100°East0.4°
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 27 at 7:51:55 PM92°East18.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 27 at 9:01:41 PM86°East34.2°
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