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Flag for Cook Islands May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6:55 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:14 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:55 AM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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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

5:14 AM May 56:55 AM May 56:59 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:14:08 AM260°West22.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RarotongaMay 5 at 6:55:37 AM252°West-southwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rarotonga would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 6:59:12 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 7:22:55 AM249°West-southwest5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:31:40 AM233°Southwest30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2025Sep 21SolarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27LunarPartial
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rarotonga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100