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October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila, Vanuatu

Oct 29, 2023 at 5:03 am
Max View in Port Vila
Global Event: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Port Vila
Begins: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:01 am
Maximum: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:03 am -0.966 Magnitude
Ends: Sun, Oct 29, 2023 at 5:06 am
Duration: 4 minutes
Location

October 29, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:01 am Sun, Oct 29
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 284°
0.6°
5:03 am Sun, Oct 29
Maximum in Port Vila This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Port Vila. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Port Vila 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-northwest 284°
0.2°
5:06 am Sun, Oct 29SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-northwest 284°
-0.2°
6:35 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West 278°
-21.0°
7:14 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 276°
-29.8°
7:52 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 274°
-38.6°
9:26 am Sun, Oct 29Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 268°
-59.9°

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 Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility From Port VilaVisibility Worldwide
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, North/East Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

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

All eclipses 1900-2199