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Eclipses in New Zealand, New Zealand

May 16, 2022 at 5:12 pm
Near max in New Zealand
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in New Zealand
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm 0.722 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:50 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes
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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Zealand

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in New Zealand. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (NZST) for New Zealand.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
1:32 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 159°
-27.5°
2:27 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 146°
-22.8°
3:29 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 133°
-15.6°
4:11 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southeast 126°
-9.7°
4:53 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 118°
-2.5°
5:08 pm Mon, May 16RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 116°
-0.2°
5:11 pm Mon, May 16
Maximum in New Zealand This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in New Zealand. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in New Zealand because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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.
Map direction East-southeast 116°
0.2°
5:55 pm Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 109°
7.0°
6:50 pm Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 101°
16.7°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in New Zealand

Eclipse Visibility From New ZealandVisibility Worldwide
Nov 8–9, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in New Zealand, or the path map image for global details.

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