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Flag for Japan May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

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Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Tokyo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 12:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 2:22 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 4:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

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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

StartMaxEnd
12:14 AM May 62:22 AM May 64:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Tokyo on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in TokyoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 12:14 AM193°South-southwest35.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 2:22 AM224°Southwest23.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 4:31 AM246°West-southwest2.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Times are local for Tokyo (JST – Japan Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility from TokyoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
Annular
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 21LunarPartial
Total
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