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Flag for Antarctica May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

Max view in McMurdo
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5:23 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


McMurdo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:23 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 7:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
3:14 AM May 65:23 AM May 67:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 3:14 AM319°Northwest25.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 5:22 AM287°West-northwest20.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 7:31 AM257°West-southwest14.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
Total
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
Annular
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
Annular
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
Partial
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