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Eclipses in Windhoek, Namibia

May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Windhoek
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:15 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Duration: 3 hours, 16 minutes
Location

May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Windhoek

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 114°
-13.7°
6:15 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-southeast 108°
-0.2°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction East-southeast 102°
13.7°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 93°
42.4°

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 Windhoek

Eclipse Visibility From WindhoekVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 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
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of 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 Windhoek, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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