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Eclipse visible in Wellington – May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Wellington, 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.

More about the May 16, 2003 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Friday, May 16, 2003

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 WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:08 PM164°South-southeast30.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:08 PM150°South-southeast25.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:16 PM135°Southeast18.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:40 PM131°Southeast14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:05 PM126°Southeast11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:13 PM115°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:13 PM115°East-southeast0.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonMay 16 at 5:16 PM115°East-southeast0.4° 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 Wellington 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 6:12 PM106°East-southeast9.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

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

Other eclipses visible in Wellington

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in WellingtonLooks like in WellingtonPath of the eclipse
Aug 22, 1998SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6 / Sep 7, 1998LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 1, 1999LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 16, 1999SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28 / Jul 29, 1999LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2000LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 2001LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 30 / Dec 31, 2001LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26 / May 27, 2002LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2003LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 24, 2003SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2004LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 9, 2005SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2008SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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