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Flag for New Zealand August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Max view in Wellington
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Wellington: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Ends: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:50 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 1 minute

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August 8, 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Wellington. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
5:22 AM Aug 86:20 AM Aug 87:18 AM Aug 8
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Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 3:50 AM284°West-northwest37.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 8 at 5:22 AM268°West20.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseAug 8 at 6:20 AM259°West10.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 8 at 7:18 AM250°West-southwest0.5°
Partial 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 8 at 7:21 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 8 at 8:50 AM235°Southwest15.0° 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
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
Partial
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
Partial
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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