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Flag for U.S.A. May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.

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Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Adak: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:14 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 10:31 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Adak

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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

6:14 AM May 57:00 AM May 57:04 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 6:14:08 AM231°Southwest6.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AdakMay 5 at 7:00:56 AM241°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Adak 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 5 at 7:04:43 AM241°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 8:22:55 AM256°West-southwest11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 10:31:40 AM280°West30.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Adak (HADT – Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility from AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
2027Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Adak, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100