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Flag for French Polynesia May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6:16 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Gambier Islands: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:14 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:16 AM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 10:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gambier Islands

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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

6:14 AM May 56:16 AM May 56:18 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Gambier Islands on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in Gambier IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:14:08 AM252°West-southwest0.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Gambier IslandsMay 5 at 6:16:21 AM252°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Gambier Islands 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 6:18:35 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:22:55 AM237°West-southwest25.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:31:40 AM210°South-southwest44.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Gambier Islands (GAMT – Gambier Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Gambier Islands

Eclipse Visibility from Gambier IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarTotal
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 21SolarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27LunarPartial
2027Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2029Jun 25LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Gambier Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100