There’s a lunar eclipse visible in New Zealand on December 21st. The eclipse starts at 6:28pm NZ Daylight Saving time, with the total eclipse starting at 8:41pm, maximum at 9:17pm and ending at 9:53pm. The eclipse is completely over at 12:06am.
For most of New Zealand the total eclipse will have already started by the time the moon rises. Moonrise is 8.36pm in Auckland, 9:06pm in Christchurch and 9.36pm in Invercargill.