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Flag for New Zealand May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Max view in Wellington
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 7:06 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Wellington: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 5:52 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 7:06 AM

Ended: Wed, May 5, 2004 at 11:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 16 minutes


May 5, 2004 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Wellington, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:48 AM May 57:06 AM May 57:09 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Wednesday, May 5, 2004

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:52 AM261°West12.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:48 AM252°West-southwest3.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonMay 5 at 7:06 AM249°West-southwest0.4°
The 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 7:09 AM249°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 7:52 AM241°West-southwest7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:30 AM235°Southwest13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:07 AM228°Southwest18.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:11 AM214°Southwest25.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 11:08 AM200°South-southwest30.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Wellington (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Wellington

Eclipse Visibility from WellingtonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2000Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarTotal
2001Jul 6LunarPartial
2001Dec 30 / Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2002May 26 / May 27LunarPenumbral
2003May 16LunarPartial
2003Nov 24SolarPartial
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 Wellington, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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