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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau

Max view in Fakaofo
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 6:23 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Fakaofo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 4:14 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:23 AM

Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 8:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

Location

May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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

StartMaxMoonset
4:14 AM May 66:23 AM May 66:29 AM May 6
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Saturday, May 6, 2023

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 6 at 4:14 AM256°West-southwest30.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMay 6 at 6:22 AM253°West-southwest1.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMay 6 at 6:29 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 6 at 8:31 AM245°West-southwest27.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility from FakaofoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
Total
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Oct 3SolarPartial
Annular
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarPartial
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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