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Flag for New Zealand November 29, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Christchurch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Maximum: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Ended: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:51 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 36 minutes

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November 29, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the November 28, 2012 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
1:15 AM Nov 293:33 AM Nov 295:51 AM Nov 29
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Thursday, November 29, 2012

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 29 at 1:15 AMNorth25.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseNov 29 at 3:33 AM327°North-northwest18.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 29 at 5:51 AM300°West-northwest0.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility from ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
Partial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Christchurch, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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