Blood moon: what you need to know about tonight’s eclipse

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 08, 2022 |

If it’s a clear sky in New Zealand, you’ll be treated to a total lunar eclipse.

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon travels through the Earth’s shadow.

If the moon only partly makes it into the shadow, that’s a partial eclipse.

In a total eclipse, the moon becomes fully immersed and takes on a reddish/orange glow.

A partial eclipse will begin just after 10pm, according to

The full eclipse will be visible from 11:16pm to 12:41am.

The next lunar eclipses will take place in March and September 2025.

Weather for Christchurch skies is looking clear!

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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