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Eclipse visible in Christchurch – Jul 28, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Christchurch.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Jul 27, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Saturday, July 28, 2018

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 beginsJul 28 at 5:17 AM268°West25.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:26 AM257°West-southwest13.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:32 AM246°West-southwest2.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChristchurchJul 28 at 7:43 AM244°West-southwest0.6° 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 near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetJul 28 at 7:48 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 8:22 AM238°West-southwest5.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:13 AM229°Southwest13.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:19 AM215°Southwest20.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:28 AM199°South-southwest26.4° 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).

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Jan 31 / Feb 1, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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