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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua, New Zealand (Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe)

May 6, 2023 at 5:22 am
Max View in Rotorua
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Rotorua
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 7:10 am
Duration: 3 hours, 57 minutes
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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rotorua

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-northwest 284°
43.0°
5:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction West 263°
18.8°
7:10 am Sat, May 6SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 247°
-0.2°
7:31 am Sat, May 6Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 244°
-4.4°

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 Rotorua

Eclipse Visibility From RotoruaVisibility 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
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
Oct 3, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South in North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, 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 Rotorua, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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