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October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sydney, NSW, Australia

Oct 29, 2023 at 5:52 am
Near max in Sydney
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Sydney, New South Wales
Began: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:01 am
Maximum: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:53 am -0.361 Magnitude
Ended: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:56 am
Duration: 54 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

Location

October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Sydney

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:01 am Sun, Oct 29
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 294°
9.6°
5:53 am Sun, Oct 29
Maximum in Sydney This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Sydney. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Sydney because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 287°
0.2°
5:56 am Sun, Oct 29SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-northwest 286°
-0.2°
6:35 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 281°
-8.6°
7:14 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 276°
-16.3°
7:52 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 272°
-24.0°
9:26 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 258°
-42.7°

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 Sydney

Eclipse Visibility From SydneyVisibility 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 Sydney, or the path map image for global details.

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