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October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Oct 29, 2023 at 6:08 am
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Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Melbourne
Begins: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:01 am
Maximum: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 6:08 am -0.212 Magnitude
Ends: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 6:15 am
Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes
Location

October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:01 am Sun, Oct 29
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 299°
12.3°
6:08 am Sun, Oct 29
Maximum in Melbourne This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Melbourne. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Melbourne because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-northwest 288°
0.9°
6:15 am Sun, Oct 29SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-northwest 287°
-0.2°
6:35 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 284°
-4.5°
7:14 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 279°
-11.8°
7:52 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 274°
-19.2°
9:26 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 260°
-37.1°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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

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

All eclipses 1900-2199