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Flag for Australia May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3:23 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Cairns: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:23 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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
1:14 AM May 63:23 AM May 65:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 1:14 AM268°West73.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 3:22 AM262°West43.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 5:31 AM256°West-southwest14.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility from CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
Total
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
Partial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
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