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Eclipse visible in Pietermaritzburg – May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

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 Pietermaritzburg 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 PietermaritzburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:16 PM108°East-southeast1.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 7:23 PM95°East27.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:30 PM79°East-northeast54.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Pietermaritzburg (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

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