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Flag for Wallis and Futuna May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna

Max view in Mata-Utu
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Mata-Utu: 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 — Mata-Utu

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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

StartMaxMoonset
3:14 AM May 65:22 AM May 65:56 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Mata-Utu on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in Mata-UtuDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 3:14 AM259°West36.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 5:22 AM254°West-southwest7.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 6 at 5:56 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 7:31 AM245°West-southwest21.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mata-Utu (WFT – Wallis and Futuna Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mata-Utu

Eclipse Visibility from Mata-UtuVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mata-Utu, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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