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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

May 6, 2023 at 3:22 am
Max View in Byron Bay, New South Wales
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Byron Bay, New South Wales
Began: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:14 am
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:22 am -0.046 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:31 am
Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

Location

May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Byron Bay

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Byron Bay. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (AEST) for Byron Bay.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
1:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 292°
64.2°
3:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West 269°
37.3°
5:31 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West-southwest 255°
10.3°

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 did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared 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 Byron Bay

Eclipse Visibility From Byron BayVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Byron Bay, or the path map image for global details.

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