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Flag for New Zealand January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:29 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Christchurch: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:51 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 2:29 AM

Ends: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 – February 1, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Christchurch. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
12:48 AM Feb 12:29 AM Feb 14:11 AM Feb 1
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Thursday, February 1, 2018

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 11:51:13 PM28°North-northeast23.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 1 at 12:48:27 AM14°North-northeast27.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsFeb 1 at 1:51:47 AM357°North28.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 1 at 2:29:51 AM347°North-northwest27.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 3:07:51 AM338°North-northwest25.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 4:11:11 AM323°Northwest20.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 5:08:29 AM311°Northwest13.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

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
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