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Eclipse visible in Rotorua – August 17, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

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.

More about the August 16, 2008 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rotorua on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RotoruaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 6:26 AM257°West-southwest4.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RotoruaAug 17 at 6:51 AM254°West-southwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.
MoonsetAug 17 at 6:54 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 17 at 7:37 AM247°West-southwest8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 17 at 9:10 AM230°Southwest23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 17 at 10:43 AM209°South-southwest35.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 17 at 11:53 AM189°South39.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Rotorua (NZST - New Zealand Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Rotorua

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in RotoruaLooks like in RotoruaPath of the eclipse
May 16, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 9, 2005SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2008SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21 / Dec 22, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4 / Jun 5, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2012SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 10, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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