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Flag for New Zealand May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Auckland, New Zealand (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Max view in Auckland
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:58 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Auckland: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 5:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 6:58 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 11:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Auckland

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Auckland, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM May 56:58 AM May 57:01 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Auckland on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in AucklandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:52:19 AM260°West12.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:48:38 AM252°West-southwest2.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AucklandMay 5 at 6:58:55 AM250°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Auckland 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 7:01:45 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 7:52:30 AM242°West-southwest9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:30:11 AM236°Southwest15.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:07:57 AM229°Southwest21.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:11:50 AM215°Southwest29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 11:08:04 AM202°South-southwest34.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Auckland (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Auckland

Eclipse Visibility from AucklandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPartial
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Auckland, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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