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Flag for U.S.A. May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Midway, Midway Atoll, U.S.A.

Max view in Midway
Friday, May 5, 2023 at 5:55 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Midway: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 4:14 AM

Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:55 AM

Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:31 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Midway

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

StartMaxMoonset
4:14 AM May 55:55 AM May 56:02 AM May 5
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Local times for eclipse in Midway on Friday, May 5, 2023

EventTime in MidwayDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 5 at 4:14 AM236°Southwest20.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MidwayMay 5 at 5:55 AM249°West-southwest1.2°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Midway would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMay 5 at 6:02 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 5 at 6:22 AM252°West-southwest3.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 5 at 8:31 AM265°West31.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Midway (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Midway

Eclipse Visibility from MidwayVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 19SolarPartial
Total
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 13LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
Total
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2027Aug 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Partial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Midway, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100