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Eclipses in Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

May 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Christchurch
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm 1.009 Magnitude
Ends: Thu, May 27, 2021 at 1:49 am
Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes
Location

May 26–27, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
8:47 pm Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction East 79°
39.4°
9:44 pm Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction East-northeast 67°
49.2°
11:11 pm Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Northeast 40°
61.8°
11:18 pm Wed, May 26
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Northeast 37°
62.7°
11:25 pm Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northeast 34°
63.4°
12:52 am Thu, May 27
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northwest 347°
66.6°
1:49 am Thu, May 27
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northwest 318°
62.1°

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

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Christchurch. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility From ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
May 26–27, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19–20, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
May 16, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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

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