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Eclipse visible in Alofi – May 5, 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 Alofi on Friday, May 5, 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 AlofiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:16 AM262°West30.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 6:23 AM253°West-southwest2.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 5 at 6:36 AM252°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:30 AM240°West-southwest24.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Alofi (NUT - Niue Time).

Other eclipses visible in Alofi

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AlofiLooks like in AlofiPath of the eclipse
Jan 30 / Jan 31, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27, 2018LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 20, 2019LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 2, 2019SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29 / Nov 30, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 25 / May 26, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18 / Nov 19, 2021LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 15, 2022LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 2023SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 2024LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 2, 2024SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2025LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 2025SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 2026LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 27, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 11, 2028LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 2028LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 21, 2028SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2028LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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