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Flag for Eritrea May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Asmara, Eritrea (Asmera)

Max view in Asmara
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:51 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Asmara: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:32 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:51 AM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 9:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Asmara

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Asmara, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:27 AM May 165:51 AM May 165:53 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Asmara on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in AsmaraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:32:05 AM244°West-southwest17.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:27:52 AM248°West-southwest5.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AsmaraMay 16 at 5:51:16 AM250°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Asmara would be around this 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 16 at 5:53:35 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:29:03 AM252°West-southwest8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 7:11:28 AM254°West-southwest17.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:53:55 AM256°West-southwest27.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:55:07 AM257°West-southwest40.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:50:49 AM257°West-southwest53.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Asmara (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Asmara

Eclipse Visibility from AsmaraVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Asmara, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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