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Jan 21, 2019 at 8:44 pm
Near max in Auckland

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Auckland

Begins: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:45 pm -0.93 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

Duration: 5 minutes

Location

January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Auckland

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

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
3:36 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 110°
-57.8°
4:33 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 98°
-47.3°
5:41 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 88°
-34.5°
6:12 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East 84°
-28.6°
6:43 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East 80°
-22.8°
7:50 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 71°
-10.2°
8:43 pm Mon, Jan 21Not directly visibleMoonrise Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 64°
-0.2°
8:45 pm Mon, Jan 21
Maximum in Auckland This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Auckland. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Auckland 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 64°
0.1°
8:48 pm Mon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 63°
0.4°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Auckland, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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 Auckland

Eclipse Visibility From AucklandVisibility Worldwide
Jan 21, 2019 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 17, 2019 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 12, 2019 Mercury TransitMercury Transit South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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

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