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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Međugorje)

May 5, 2023 at 7:57 pm
Near max in Medjugorje
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Medjugorje
Began: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:54 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:57 pm -0.131 Magnitude
Ended: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Medjugorje

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Medjugorje. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (CEST) for Medjugorje. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.2 seconds.

5:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 88°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 109°
7:54 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 114°
7:57 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum in Medjugorje This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Medjugorje. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Medjugorje 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 114°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Southeast 131°

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 Medjugorje

Eclipse Visibility From MedjugorjeVisibility Worldwide
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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