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Flag for Antarctica May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Max view in South Pole
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


South Pole: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 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 — South Pole

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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 65:22 AM May 67:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in South Pole on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in South PoleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 3:14 AM90°East15.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 5:22 AM90°East16.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 7:31 AM90°East16.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for South Pole (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in South Pole

Eclipse Visibility from South PoleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Dec 15 / Dec 16SolarPartial
Total
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Dec 4SolarTotal
Total
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 15SolarPartial
Annular
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2024Oct 3SolarAnnular
Annular
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarAnnular
Partial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarAnnular
Annular
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 7SolarAnnular
Annular
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in South Pole, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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