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Eclipses in Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Jul 17, 2019 at 7:58 am
Near max in Christchurch

Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Christchurch

Begins: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 6:43 am

Maximum: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 7:58 am -0.04 Magnitude

Ends: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

Location

Upcoming Eclipse: January 21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse is not visible in Christchurch. See animation and where it can be seen

July 17, 2019 — Partial 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
6:43 am Wed, Jul 17
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 251°
11.7°
7:58 am Wed, Jul 17
Maximum in Christchurch This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Christchurch. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Christchurch 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 239°
0.2°
8:01 am Wed, Jul 17
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 239°
-0.2°
8:02 am Wed, Jul 17SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-southwest 239°
-0.2°
9:30 am Wed, Jul 17Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southwest 223°
-12.9°
10:59 am Wed, Jul 17Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South-southwest 204°
-21.7°
12:17 pm Wed, Jul 17Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South 186°
-25.3°

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 Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility From ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
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
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
Jul 5, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30–Dec 1, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic

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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