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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Colombo, Sri Lanka

May 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Colombo
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 8:44 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm -0.046 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, May 6, 2023 at 1:01 am
Duration: 4 hours, 18 minutes
Location

May 5–6, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Colombo

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
8:44 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction East-southeast 116°
35.0°
10:52 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Southeast 143°
59.4°
1:01 am Sat, May 6
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction South-southwest 207°
61.8°

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 Colombo

Eclipse Visibility From ColomboVisibility Worldwide
Oct 25, 2022 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, North/East Africa, Atlantic
Nov 8, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
May 5–6, 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 7–8, 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 Colombo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses 1900-2199