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Flag for Kiribati May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 6:16 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:16 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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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

5:14 AM May 66:16 AM May 66:18 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 5:14:08 AM252°West-southwest14.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiMay 6 at 6:16:08 AM253°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 Kiritimati 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 6 at 6:18:21 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 7:22:55 AM253°West-southwest15.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 9:31:40 AM247°West-southwest44.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 9SolarPartial
2024Oct 3SolarPartial
2025Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100