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March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Mar 14, 2025 at 7:58 pm
Max View in Wellington
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Wellington
Begins: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 7:40 pm
Maximum: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 7:58 pm 1.178 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, Mar 14, 2025 at 11:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Location

March 14, 2025 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:57 pm Fri, Mar 14Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 113°
-30.2°
6:09 pm Fri, Mar 14Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 100°
-17.5°
7:26 pm Fri, Mar 14Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 88°
-3.1°
7:40 pm Fri, Mar 14RisingMoonrise 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 86°
-0.2°
7:58 pm Fri, Mar 14
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Map direction East 83°
2.8°
8:31 pm Fri, Mar 14
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 78°
8.7°
9:47 pm Fri, Mar 14
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-northeast 64°
22.1°
11:00 pm Fri, Mar 14
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northeast 49°
33.5°

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 Wellington. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wellington

Eclipse Visibility From WellingtonVisibility Worldwide
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
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

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

All eclipses 1900-2199