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Flag for Australia May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 3:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Sydney: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:22 AM

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

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Sydney

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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

1:14 AM May 63:22 AM May 65:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 1:14:08 AM305°Northwest63.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 3:22:55 AM275°West39.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 5:31:40 AM258°West-southwest13.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Sydney (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Sydney

Eclipse Visibility from SydneyVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarTotal
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
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