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Flag for New Zealand April 26, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Max view in Christchurch
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Christchurch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Ended: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


April 26, 2013 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:03 AM Apr 267:13 AM Apr 267:16 AM Apr 26
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Friday, April 26, 2013

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 26 at 6:03 AM262°West11.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChristchurchApr 26 at 7:13 AM251°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 Christchurch 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.
MoonsetApr 26 at 7:16 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 26 at 7:54 AM244°West-southwest6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 26 at 8:07 AM242°West-southwest8.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 26 at 8:21 AM239°West-southwest10.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 26 at 10:11 AM217°Southwest24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Christchurch (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility from ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
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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