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Flag for New Zealand May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga, New Zealand

Max view in Tauranga
Friday, May 16, 2003 at 5:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tauranga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 1:06 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 5:20 PM

Ended: Fri, May 16, 2003 at 6:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes


May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Tauranga, but it could 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

5:17 PM May 165:20 PM May 166:13 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Tauranga on Friday, May 16, 2003

EventTime in TaurangaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:06:52 PM163°South-southeast33.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:03:12 PM149°South-southeast28.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:14:27 PM134°Southeast20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:40:10 PM129°Southeast16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:05:51 PM125°Southeast12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:17:05 PM114°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:17:11 PM114°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in TaurangaMay 16 at 5:20:00 PM113°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Tauranga 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:13:27 PM106°East-southeast9.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Tauranga (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Tauranga

Eclipse Visibility from TaurangaVisibility 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 Tauranga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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