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May 5, 2023 at 4:16 pm
Max View in Esperanza Base
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Esperanza Base
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 4:10 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 4:16 pm -0.827 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 4:31 pm
Duration: 21 minutes
Location

May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Esperanza Base

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Esperanza Base. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (ART) for Esperanza Base.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South 185°
-10.6°
2:22 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 156°
-8.0°
4:10 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction Southeast 132°
-0.2°
4:16 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum in Esperanza Base This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Esperanza Base. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Esperanza Base because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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 Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Southeast 130°
0.2°
4:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction Southeast 127°
1.3°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Esperanza Base

Eclipse Visibility From Esperanza BaseVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, North/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Esperanza Base, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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