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Eclipses in Palmyra Atoll, USA

May 5, 2023 at 6:30 am
Near max in Palmyra Atoll
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Palmyra Atoll
Begins: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:14 am
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:31 am -0.229 Magnitude
Ends: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:33 am
Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Location

May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Palmyra Atoll

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:14 am Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West-southwest 250°
17.5°
6:31 am Fri, May 5
Maximum in Palmyra Atoll This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Palmyra Atoll. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Palmyra Atoll 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 252°
0.2°
6:33 am Fri, May 5SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-southwest 252°
-0.2°
7:22 am Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
-12.1°
9:31 am Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 251°
-41.5°

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 Palmyra Atoll

Eclipse Visibility From Palmyra AtollVisibility Worldwide
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 24, 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
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

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