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Flag for Switzerland May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Max view in Zürich
Friday, May 5, 2023 at 8:50 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Zürich: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:14 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:50 PM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Zürich

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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.

More about the May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
8:46 PM May 58:50 PM May 59:31 PM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Zürich on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in ZürichDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 5:14 PM79°East33.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 7:22 PM102°East-southeast13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 5 at 8:46 PM117°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ZürichMay 5 at 8:50 PM118°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Zürich 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 9:31 PM125°Southeast5.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Times are local for Zürich (CEST – Central European Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Zürich

Eclipse Visibility from ZürichVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2021Nov 19LunarPenumbral
Partial
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
Partial
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Mar 29SolarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
Total
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2028Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Zürich, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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