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Eclipses in Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Nov 30, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Christchurch
Begins: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 8:39 pm
Maximum: Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:42 pm -0.262 Magnitude
Ends: Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 12:53 am
Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes
Location

November 30–December 1, 2020 — Penumbral 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.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
8:32 pm Mon, Nov 30Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 62°
-1.0°
8:39 pm Mon, Nov 30RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-northeast 61°
-0.2°
10:42 pm Mon, Nov 30
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Northeast 37°
15.6°
12:53 am Tue, Dec 1
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction North
24.3°

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility From ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
Nov 30–Dec 1, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
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

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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