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July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Auckland, New Zealand (Tāmaki Makaurau)

Jul 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm
Near max in Auckland
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Auckland, Auckland
Began: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:09 pm
Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm -0.745 Magnitude
Ended: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Duration: 43 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Auckland

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

3:07 pm Sun, Jul 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 140°
4:29 pm Sun, Jul 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southeast 126°
5:09 pm Sun, Jul 5RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 120°
5:12 pm Sun, Jul 5
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 120°
5:52 pm Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 114°

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 did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 Auckland

Eclipse Visibility From AucklandVisibility Worldwide
Oct 3, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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