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Eclipse visible in Alofi – July 4, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

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

More about the July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Alofi on Saturday, July 4, 2020

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 AlofiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 4 at 4:11 PM125°Southeast20.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 4 at 5:30 PM117°East-southeast3.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 4 at 5:50 PM115°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AlofiJul 4 at 5:52 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 Alofi 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 4 at 6:50 PM111°East-southeast12.1° 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 Alofi.

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

Times are local for Alofi (NUT - Niue Time).

Other eclipses visible in Alofi

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AlofiLooks like in AlofiPath of the eclipse
Apr 3 / Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 2015LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 30 / Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27, 2018LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2019LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 2, 2019SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29 / Nov 30, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 25 / May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18 / Nov 19, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 15, 2022LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 2023SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 2, 2024SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2025LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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