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Jul 5, 2020 at 8:21 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Port-aux-Francais

Began: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:07 am

Maximum: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:21 am -0.892 Magnitude

Ended: Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 8:25 am

Duration: 18 minutes


July 5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Port-aux-Francais. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (TFT) for Port-aux-Francais.

8:07 am Sun, Jul 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Map direction Southwest 234°
8:21 am Sun, Jul 5
Maximum in Port-aux-Francais This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Port-aux-Francais. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Port-aux-Francais 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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Southwest 232°
8:25 am Sun, Jul 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 Southwest 231°
9:29 am Sun, Jul 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southwest 219°
10:52 am Sun, Jul 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South-southwest 202°

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 Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility From Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 16, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details.

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