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Flag for New Zealand May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Gisborne, New Zealand (Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa)

Max view in Gisborne
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 5:10 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Gisborne: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 1:06 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:10 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 6:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Gisborne

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Gisborne, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:07 PM May 165:10 PM May 165:17 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Gisborne on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in GisborneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:06:52 PM161°South-southeast31.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:03:12 PM147°South-southeast27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:14:27 PM133°Southeast18.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:40:10 PM128°Southeast14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:05:51 PM124°East-southeast10.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:07:15 PM114°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in GisborneMay 16 at 5:10:07 PM114°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Gisborne would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:17:05 PM113°East-southeast1.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:13:27 PM105°East-southeast11.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Gisborne (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Gisborne.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Gisborne

Eclipse Visibility from GisborneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2004May 5LunarPenumbral
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
2008Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Gisborne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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