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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tarawa, Kiribati

May 6, 2023 at 5:22 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Tarawa
Begins: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:14 am
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 5:22 am -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:22 am
Duration: 3 hours, 9 minutes
Location

May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Tarawa

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 245°
42.4°
5:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West-southwest 251°
13.0°
6:22 am Sat, May 6SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 252°
-0.2°
7:31 am Sat, May 6Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 252°
-16.7°

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 Tarawa

Eclipse Visibility From TarawaVisibility Worldwide
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, 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
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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