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Flag for Dem. Rep. Congo May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mbuji-Mayi, Dem. Rep. Congo (Bakwanga)

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Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mbuji-Mayi: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 AM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 8:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mbuji-Mayi

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Mbuji-Mayi. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:27 AM May 166:11 AM May 166:29 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Mbuji-Mayi on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in Mbuji-MayiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:32:05 AM250°West-southwest39.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:27:52 AM252°West-southwest27.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:29:03 AM252°West-southwest13.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 6:11:28 AM251°West-southwest3.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 16 at 6:29:08 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:53:55 AM250°West-southwest6.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:55:07 AM247°West-southwest19.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:50:49 AM243°West-southwest31.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Mbuji-Mayi (CAT – Central Africa Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Mbuji-Mayi.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Mbuji-Mayi

Eclipse Visibility from Mbuji-MayiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mbuji-Mayi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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