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October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (Saint Croix)

Oct 28, 2023 at 5:49 pm
Near max in Christiansted
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Christiansted
Begins: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 5:45 pm
Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 5:48 pm -0.510 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Oct 28, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Duration: 41 minutes
Location

October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Christiansted

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:01 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 46°
-46.7°
3:35 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 62°
-29.0°
4:14 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 67°
-20.9°
4:52 pm Sat, Oct 28Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 70°
-12.6°
5:45 pm Sat, Oct 28RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-northeast 74°
-0.2°
5:48 pm Sat, Oct 28
Maximum in Christiansted This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Christiansted. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Christiansted because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-northeast 75°
0.2°
6:26 pm Sat, Oct 28
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Map direction East-northeast 77°
8.4°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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 Christiansted

Eclipse Visibility From ChristianstedVisibility Worldwide
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral 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
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

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

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