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Flag for Tonga June 6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 7:07 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Nukualofa: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 6:45 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 7:07 AM

Ends: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 10:04 AM


Duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes

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June 6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:45 AM Jun 67:07 AM Jun 67:10 AM Jun 6
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Saturday, June 6, 2020

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 6 at 6:45 AM249°West-southwest4.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaJun 6 at 7:07 AM248°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nukualofa 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.
MoonsetJun 6 at 7:10 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 6 at 8:24 AM240°West-southwest15.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 6 at 10:04 AM225°Southwest32.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nukualofa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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