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August 17, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Aug 17, 2027 at 5:48 pm
Near max in Melbourne
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Melbourne, Victoria
Begins: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 5:44 pm
Maximum: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 5:48 pm -0.585 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Aug 17, 2027 at 7:03 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


August 17, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Melbourne. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (AEST) for Melbourne.

3:24 pm Tue, Aug 17Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 129°
5:13 pm Tue, Aug 17Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 110°
5:44 pm Tue, Aug 17RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 105°
5:48 pm Tue, Aug 17
Maximum in Melbourne This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Melbourne. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Melbourne 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 105°
7:03 pm Tue, Aug 17
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 93°

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

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.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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