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Eclipses in Farafenni, Gambia

May 5, 2023 at 7:23 pm
Near max in Farafenni
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Farafenni
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:19 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:21 pm -0.888 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:31 pm
Duration: 12 minutes
Location

May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Farafenni

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 99°
-56.4°
5:22 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 102°
-27.1°
7:19 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 108°
-0.2°
7:21 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum in Farafenni This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Farafenni. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Farafenni 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 108°
0.2°
7:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 108°
2.1°

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 Farafenni

Eclipse Visibility From FarafenniVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Oct 28, 2023 Partial 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
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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