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Flag for New Zealand May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Max view in Christchurch
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Christchurch: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 7:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Christchurch

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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
3:14 AM May 65:22 AM May 67:31 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 3:14 AM292°West-northwest44.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 5:22 AM268°West22.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 7:31 AM247°West-southwest0.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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.
Times are local for Christchurch (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Christchurch

Eclipse Visibility from ChristchurchVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Total
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