2023 Penumbral Eclipse
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Discover 10 captivating insights about the 2023 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – a cosmic dance between the moon and Earth's shadow 🌔🌍
A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's outer shadow, known as the Penumbra.
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on May 5, 2023, will start at 11:13 a.m. EDT (15:13 GMT) and peak at 1:24 p.m. EDT (17:24 GMT).
The Eastern Hemisphere, particularly eastern Africa, Madagascar, and western Asia, will have the best view of this eclipse.
The Americas will not be able to see the Eclipse due to it occurring during the daytime with the moon below the horizon.
The Eclipse's Darkest Phase will have a magnitude of 96.4%, with the moon's diameter almost entirely covered by the penumbral shadow.
At the Moon's Closest Point to Earth's shadow during the Eclipse, there will be only about 78 miles (126 km) between its upper edge and Earth's umbra.
Observers may notice a Faint Grayish or Brownish Smudge on the Moon's upper rim for about 45 minutes around the Eclipse's Peak.
Eastern Asia, Indonesia, Australia, and southern New Zealand will also be able to view the eclipse, though it will occur after Local Midnight on May 6.
The moon will set in New Zealand and parts of Japan while still engulfed by the penumbral shadow.
If you miss this Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, don't worry – it's a relatively subtle event compared to more spectacular celestial displays like the recent hybrid solar eclipse.
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