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June 6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Jun 6, 2020 at 5:24 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Melbourne
Began: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 3:45 am
Maximum: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 5:24 am -0.406 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 7:04 am
Duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes
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June 6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:45 am Sat, Jun 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 274°
41.4°
5:24 am Sat, Jun 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West 260°
22.6°
7:04 am Sat, Jun 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 246°
4.8°

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 Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Jan 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Dec 4, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 8–9, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse 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
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse West in Europe, North in Asia, Much of Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 22, 2028 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 1, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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