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Flag for New Zealand September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua, New Zealand (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe)

Max view in Rotorua
Friday, September 8, 2006 at 6:24 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rotorua: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 4:44 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 6:24 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 8, 2006 at 8:58 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes


September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Rotorua. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. 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
6:05 AM Sep 86:24 AM Sep 86:33 AM Sep 8
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Local times for eclipse in Rotorua on Friday, September 8, 2006

EventTime in RotoruaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 4:44:08 AM278°West20.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 6:05:49 AM266°West4.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RotoruaSep 8 at 6:24:24 AM263°West1.5°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetSep 8 at 6:33:23 AM262°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 6:51:20 AM259°West2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 7:36:53 AM252°West-southwest12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 8:58:32 AM238°West-southwest26.7° 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
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
2004May 5LunarPartial
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 Rotorua, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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