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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — George Town, Penang, Malaysia

May 6, 2023 at 1:22 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in George Town, Penang
Began: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 11:14 pm
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:22 am -0.046 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 3:31 am
Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

Location

May 5–6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — George Town

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
11:14 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southeast 128°
53.3°
1:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction South 185°
66.9°
3:31 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction Southwest 234°
49.1°

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 George Town

Eclipse Visibility From George TownVisibility Worldwide
Sep 7–8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Feb 21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Aug 2, 2027 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Jul 6–7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in George Town, or the path map image for global details.

Other eclipses visible in George Town

Other eclipses worldwide