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Flag for New Zealand September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga, New Zealand

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

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Tauranga: 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

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September 8, 2006 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga

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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 Tauranga. 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 Tauranga on Friday, September 8, 2006

EventTime in TaurangaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 4:44 AM278°West20.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 8 at 6:05 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 TaurangaSep 8 at 6:24 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 Tauranga would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetSep 8 at 6:33 AM262°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 8 at 6:51 AM259°West2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 8 at 7:36 AM252°West-southwest12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 8 at 8:58 AM238°West-southwest26.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
Total
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
Partial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2003May 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2004May 5LunarPartial
Total
2005Apr 9SolarPartial
Total
2005Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2005Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPartial
Partial
2006Sep 8LunarPartial
Partial
2007Aug 28 / Aug 29LunarTotal
Total
2008Feb 7SolarPartial
Annular
2009Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2009Jul 7LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
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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