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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

May 5, 2023 at 6:55 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Rarotonga
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:14 am
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:55 am -0.100 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:00 am
Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes
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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:14 am Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 260°
22.4°
6:55 am Fri, May 5
Maximum in Rarotonga This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Rarotonga. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Rarotonga because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-southwest 252°
0.6°
7:00 am Fri, May 5SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-southwest 251°
-0.2°
7:22 am Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-5.6°
9:31 am Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 233°
-30.8°

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 does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility From RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 24, 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
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Sep 17, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica

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

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