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Flag for New Zealand June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Max view in Wellington
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:37 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Wellington: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:37 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Wellington. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:22 AM Jun 167:37 AM Jun 167:45 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 5:24 AM259°West23.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 6:22 AM251°West-southwest13.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 7:22 AM242°West-southwest3.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonJun 16 at 7:37 AM240°West-southwest1.1°
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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJun 16 at 7:45 AM239°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 8:12 AM234°Southwest3.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 9:02 AM226°Southwest11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 10:02 AM214°Southwest18.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 11:00 AM201°South-southwest23.4° 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
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
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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