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Flag for New Zealand November 30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

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Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:42 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Christchurch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:42 PM

Ends: Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:53 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 21 minutes


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

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

8:40 PM Nov 3010:42 PM Nov 3012:53 AM Dec 1
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Monday, November 30, 2020

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 30 at 8:32:22 PM62°East-northeast1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 30 at 8:40:46 PM61°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 30 at 10:42:53 PM38°Northeast15.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 1 at 12:53:22 AMNorth24.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight 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
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
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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