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Eclipse visible in Christchurch – May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do 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

Local times for eclipse in Christchurch on Saturday, May 6, 2023

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in ChristchurchDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 3:16 AM291°West-northwest43.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 5:23 AM267°West21.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 7:30 AM247°West-southwest0.7° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Christchurch (NZST - New Zealand Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Christchurch

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ChristchurchLooks like in ChristchurchPath of the eclipse
Jan 31 / Feb 1, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 6, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 30 / Dec 1, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 26 / May 27, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 19 / Nov 20, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2022LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8 / Nov 9, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 6, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 25, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2028SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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