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Flag for Cameroon May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6:22 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Yaoundé: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 4:14 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:22 PM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:31 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Yaoundé

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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

6:15 PM May 56:22 PM May 58:31 PM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Yaoundé on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in YaoundéDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:14:08 PM107°East-southeast28.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 5 at 6:15:14 PM107°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 6:22:55 PM107°East-southeast1.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:31:40 PM113°East-southeast30.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Yaoundé (WAT – West Africa Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Yaoundé.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Yaoundé

Eclipse Visibility from YaoundéVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28LunarPartial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
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