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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Vostok Station, Antarctica

May 5, 2023 at 11:22 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Vostok Station
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:14 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 11:22 pm -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:31 am
Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes
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May 5–6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Vostok Station

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
9:14 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction North-northeast 24°
26.6°
11:22 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction North 350°
27.8°
1:31 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Northwest 317°
25.5°

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 Vostok Station

Eclipse Visibility From Vostok StationVisibility Worldwide
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Sep 7–8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 3, 2026 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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