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Eclipse visible in Christchurch – April 26, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 April 25, 2013 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Friday, April 26, 2013

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 ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 26 at 6:05 AM262°West11.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChristchurchApr 26 at 7:07 AM252°West-southwest1.3° 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 Christchurch would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetApr 26 at 7:16 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 26 at 8:08 AM242°West-southwest8.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 26 at 10:10 AM217°Southwest24.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

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

Other eclipses visible in Christchurch

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ChristchurchLooks like in ChristchurchPath of the eclipse
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
Nov 25, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4 / Jun 5, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2012SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8 / Oct 9, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4 / Apr 5, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23 / Mar 24, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 17, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 8, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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