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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

May 6, 2023 at 3:22 am
Max View in Melbourne, Victoria
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Melbourne, Victoria
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.


May 6, 2023 — 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.

1:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Northwest 322°
3:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-northwest 283°
5:31 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction West 262°

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
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

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

Other eclipses visible in Melbourne

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