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Eclipses in McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

May 6, 2023 at 5:22 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in McMurdo
Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:14 am
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 am -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 7:31 am
Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes
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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Northwest 319°
25.4°
5:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-northwest 287°
20.5°
7:31 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West-southwest 256°
14.4°

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 McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility From McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse South in Australia, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica

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

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