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Flag for Kiribati August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Friday, August 28, 2026 at 6:35 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Kiritimati: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 3:23 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 6:35 PM

Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 9:01 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes

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August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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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 Kiritimati. 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
6:33 PM Aug 286:35 PM Aug 287:51 PM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Friday, August 28, 2026

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 3:23 PM102°East-southeast45.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 4:33 PM100°East29.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 6:12 PM99°East5.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 28 at 6:33 PM99°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiAug 28 at 6:35 PM99°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 Kiritimati 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 28 at 7:51 PM100°East18.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 9:01 PM102°East-southeast35.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Kiritimati.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Apr 9SolarPartial
Total
2024Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2025Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarPenumbral
Total
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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