At 12:30 pm Saturn is darkened by the moon ̵
Kiwi Stargazers will be rare this Friday morning.
At 12.30 pm, Saturn is eclipsed by the moon, creating an incredible impression Visibility for different parts of the country.
For about an hour – until 1.47 pm – the ring-shaped planet is hidden behind the moon – known as the moon cover.
Those in the north of the country, including Auckland, Taupo and Wellington, will be among the first to witness it at 12.32, 12.35 and 12.39, respectively.
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The locations on the South Island will follow shortly thereafter. Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill are viewing the solar eclipse at 12:42 pm and 12:47 pm 12:48 pm.
However, the visibility is not the best in the country.
MetService meteorologist Amy Rossiter said Stuff that thanks to a general "a good deal of cloud builds up in the country" the western river.
Auckland is currently experiencing some cloud and showers, but Wellington is clear at the moment and it should "stay that way for the rest of the night".
"The North Island [is] is the best Wellington is better in place than Auckland," in terms of the visibility of the solar eclipse, "says Rossiter.
" There are a few gaps in Auckland that may be one Getting an impression of it. "
En route to the south of the island, the chance to see the eclipse of Christchurch is hampered by deep clouds that may turn into fog.
" It does not look good that
Similarly, Invercargill has a bit of cloud cover. "Touch something and decide if the sky is clear enough."
Dunedin, however, is becoming an ideal place to the rare event with mostly clear skies and only a few high clouds to see. "Nothing too significant to obstruct the view. "
For those who want to see the eclipse, the Dunedin Astronomical Society on Facebook advised:" Find a nice dark place where you can easily see the moon (and a pretty bright spot nearby). Which is Saturn) and take a pair of Binos [binoculars] or a small scale ".