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Flag for New Zealand January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua, New Zealand (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe)

Max view in Rotorua
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rotorua: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:43 PM

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes


January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Rotorua, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

8:40 PM Jan 218:43 PM Jan 218:48 PM Jan 21
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Local times for eclipse in Rotorua on Monday, January 21, 2019

EventTime in RotoruaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 3:36 PM111°East-southeast56.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 4:33 PM99°East45.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJan 21 at 5:41 PM88°East33.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 21 at 6:12 PM84°East27.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJan 21 at 6:43 PM80°East21.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 21 at 7:50 PM71°East-northeast9.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 21 at 8:40 PM64°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RotoruaJan 21 at 8:43 PM63°East-northeast0.4°
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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 21 at 8:48 PM63°East-northeast1.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Rotorua (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight 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
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
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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