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Eclipse visible in Christchurch – November 30, 2020 – December 1, 2020 — 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 November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Monday, November 30, 2020

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 beginsNov 30 at 8:35 PM61°East-northeast0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 30 at 8:39 PM61°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 30 at 10:44 PM37°Northeast15.8° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 1 at 12:53 AMNorth24.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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 (NZDT - New Zealand Daylight Time).

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