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Flag for New Zealand July 28, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Max view in Christchurch
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Christchurch: Total Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Ends: Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 11:28 AM


Duration: 6 hours, 14 minutes

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July 28, 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 partialMaxMoonset
6:24 AM Jul 287:42 AM Jul 287:49 AM Jul 28
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Saturday, July 28, 2018

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 5:14 AM268°West25.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 6:24 AM257°West-southwest13.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 28 at 7:30 AM247°West-southwest2.7°
Total 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 7:42 AM245°West-southwest1.0°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJul 28 at 7:49 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 28 at 8:21 AM238°West-southwest5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJul 28 at 9:13 AM229°Southwest12.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 28 at 10:19 AM215°Southwest20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 28 at 11:28 AM199°South-southwest26.3° 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
Partial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
Partial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
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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