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Flag for New Zealand August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Napier, New Zealand (Ahuriri)

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Friday, August 28, 2026 at 5:50 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Napier: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 1:23 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 5:50 PM

Ends: Fri, Aug 28, 2026 at 7:01 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes


August 28, 2026 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Napier

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Napier. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:47 PM Aug 285:50 PM Aug 285:51 PM Aug 28
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Local times for eclipse in Napier on Friday, August 28, 2026

EventTime in NapierDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 1:23:54 PM156°South-southeast38.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 28 at 2:33:48 PM138°Southeast31.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 28 at 4:12:48 PM117°East-southeast17.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 28 at 5:47:53 PM101°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NapierAug 28 at 5:50:38 PM101°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Napier 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 28 at 5:51:55 PM101°East0.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 28 at 7:01:41 PM90°East13.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Napier (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Napier

Eclipse Visibility From NapierVisibility 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
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Napier, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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