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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Waipahu, HI, USA

May 5, 2023 at 5:52 am
Near max in Waipahu
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Waipahu, Hawaii
Began: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:14 am
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:53 am -0.557 Magnitude
Ended: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:56 am
Duration: 42 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Waipahu

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

5:14 am Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 247°
5:53 am Fri, May 5
Maximum in Waipahu This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Waipahu. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Waipahu 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 251°
5:56 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 251°
7:22 am Fri, May 5Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 258°
9:31 am Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 266°

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 Waipahu

Eclipse Visibility From WaipahuVisibility Worldwide
Mar 24, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Oct 2, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

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

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