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Flag for New Zealand May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua, New Zealand (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe)

Max view in Rotorua
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 6:53 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Rotorua: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 5:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 6:53 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 11:08 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes

Location

May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Rotorua, 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM May 56:53 AM May 56:56 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Rotorua on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in RotoruaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:52 AM259°West11.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:48 AM251°West-southwest1.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RotoruaMay 5 at 6:53 AM250°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rotorua 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 6:56 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 7:52 AM241°West-southwest10.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:30 AM234°Southwest15.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:07 AM227°Southwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:11 AM213°South-southwest28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 11:08 AM199°South-southwest33.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rotorua (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rotorua

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

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