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Eclipse visible in Taupo – June 6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event.

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 June 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Taupo on Saturday, June 6, 2020

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 TaupoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 6 at 5:48 AM256°West-southwest16.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TaupoJun 6 at 7:22 AM243°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 Taupo 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.
MoonsetJun 6 at 7:25 AM242°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 6 at 7:25 AM242°West-southwest0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 6 at 9:03 AM226°Southwest15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

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

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