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Flag for Antarctica May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Monday, May 16, 2022 at 4:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:11 PM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in McMurdo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:27 PM May 164:11 PM May 165:55 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:32:05 PM168°South-southeast6.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:27:52 PM156°South-southeast7.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:29:03 PM142°Southeast8.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 4:11:28 PM132°Southeast10.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:53:55 PM122°East-southeast12.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:55:07 PM108°East-southeast15.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:50:49 PM96°East18.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility From McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
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