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Flag for New Zealand July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga, New Zealand

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Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Tauranga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Ends: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes


July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:02 PM Jul 55:05 PM Jul 55:52 PM Jul 5
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Local times for eclipse in Tauranga on Sunday, July 5, 2020

EventTime in TaurangaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 5 at 3:07:23 PM140°Southeast17.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 5 at 4:29:51 PM126°Southeast5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 5 at 5:02:56 PM121°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in TaurangaJul 5 at 5:05:59 PM120°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 endsJul 5 at 5:52:21 PM114°East-southeast7.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
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
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
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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