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Eclipses in Blantyre, Malawi (Mandala)

May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Blantyre
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:11 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes
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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Blantyre

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:14 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 107°
0.2°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction East 101°
29.0°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 98°
58.9°

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 Blantyre

Eclipse Visibility From BlantyreVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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

All eclipses 1900-2199