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May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia, Samoa

May 6, 2023 at 6:22 am
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Apia
Began: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 4:14 am
Maximum: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:22 am -0.046 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 6:39 am
Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia

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

4:14 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 258°
6:22 am Sat, May 6
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 253°
6:39 am Sat, May 6SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 252°
8:31 am Sat, May 6Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 243°

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 Apia

Eclipse Visibility From ApiaVisibility Worldwide
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Oct 3, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 22, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse

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

Other eclipses visible in Apia

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