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Flag for New Zealand August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Christchurch: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute


August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Christchurch. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
5:22 AM Aug 86:20 AM Aug 87:18 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 3:50:01 AM287°West-northwest38.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:22:56 AM270°West22.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:20:29 AM261°West12.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:18:09 AM252°West-southwest2.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetAug 8 at 7:35:01 AM249°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:50:56 AM236°Southwest12.4° 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 5LunarTotal
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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