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Eclipse visible in Auckland – September 8, 2006 — 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 Auckland. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the September 7, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Auckland on Friday, September 8, 2006

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 AucklandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 4:46 AM278°West21.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 6:17 AM265°West3.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AucklandSep 8 at 6:34 AM262°West0.4° 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 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 8 at 6:37 AM262°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 6:51 AM260°West2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 7:26 AM255°West-southwest10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 8:57 AM240°West-southwest26.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Auckland (NZST - New Zealand Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Auckland

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AucklandLooks like in AucklandPath of the eclipse
Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30 / Dec 31, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26 / May 27, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 9, 2005SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2008SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21 / Dec 22, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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