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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gweru, Zimbabwe (Gwelo)

May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm
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Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Gweru
Began: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 5:28 pm
Maximum: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm -0.046 Magnitude
Ended: Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:31 pm
Duration: 4 hours, 4 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.

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May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Gweru

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:14 pm Fri, May 5Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 108°
-3.7°
5:28 pm Fri, May 5RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-southeast 107°
-0.2°
7:22 pm Fri, May 5
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction East 100°
24.8°
9:31 pm Fri, May 5
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East 93°
54.3°

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 Gweru

Eclipse Visibility From GweruVisibility Worldwide
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

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

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