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Flag for French Southern Territories May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 10:22 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:14 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 10:22 PM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 12:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 – May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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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

8:14 PM May 510:22 PM May 512:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 8:14:08 PM77°East-northeast32.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 10:22:55 PM45°Northeast50.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 12:31:40 AM354°North57.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
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