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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Dresden, Saxony, Germany

May 5, 2023 at 8:40 pm
Max View in Dresden, Saxony
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Dresden, Saxony
Began: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:40 pm -0.439 Magnitude
Ended: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Duration: 56 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Dresden

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

5:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 80°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 105°
8:35 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 118°
8:40 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum in Dresden This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Dresden. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Dresden 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 119°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Map direction Southeast 129°

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 Dresden

Eclipse Visibility From DresdenVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial 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 Dresden, or the path map image for global details.

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