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Eclipses in Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

May 6, 2023 at 6:15 am
Near max in Kiritimati
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Kiritimati
Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:14 am
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:17 am -0.338 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:19 am
Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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

5:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 252°
6:17 am Sat, May 6
Maximum in Kiritimati This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Kiritimati. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Kiritimati 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 252°
6:19 am Sat, May 6SettingMoonset 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 252°
7:22 am Sat, May 6Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 252°
9:31 am Sat, May 6Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 247°

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 Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 25, 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 9, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Sep 18, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 3, 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 Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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