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Flag for Hong Kong May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Hong Kong: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 11:14 PM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:22 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 – May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Hong Kong

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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.

More about the May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

11:14 PM May 51:22 AM May 63:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Hong Kong on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in Hong KongDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 11:14:08 PM158°South-southeast47.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 1:22:55 AM203°South-southwest46.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 3:31:40 AM233°Southwest28.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Hong Kong (HKT – Hong Kong Time).

Eclipses visible in Hong Kong

Eclipse Visibility from Hong KongVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPartial
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18 / Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
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