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Eclipses in Mthatha, South Africa (Umtata)

May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Mthatha
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:13 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, 18 minutes
Location

May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mthatha

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

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 109°
-0.1°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction East 94°
25.5°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-northeast 77°
52.3°

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 Mthatha

Eclipse Visibility From MthathaVisibility 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
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
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

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

All eclipses 1900-2199