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Feb 1, 2018 at 2:29 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Christchurch

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Maximum: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 2:29 am 1.32 Magnitude

Ends: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:08 am

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes

Location

Upcoming Eclipse: August 22, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse is not visible in Christchurch. See animation and where it can be seen

January 31/February 1, 2018 — 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 (NZDT) for Christchurch.

TimePhase DirectionAltitude
11:51 pm Wed, Jan 31
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction North-northeast 27°
23.7°
12:48 am Thu, Feb 1
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction North-northeast 13°
27.3°
1:51 am Thu, Feb 1
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction North 357°
28.5°
2:29 am Thu, Feb 1
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction North-northwest 347°
27.6°
3:07 am Thu, Feb 1
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction North-northwest 337°
25.7°
4:11 am Thu, Feb 1
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction Northwest 322°
20.3°
5:08 am Thu, Feb 1
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northwest 310°
13.6°

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
Jan 31/Feb 1, 2018 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, North/West South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Jul 28, 2018 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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
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

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