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Flag for Greenland May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk, Greenland (Godthåb)

Max view in Nuuk
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nuuk: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:11 AM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 15, 2022 – May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Nuuk. 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
12:27 AM May 162:11 AM May 163:55 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Nuuk on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in NuukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 11:32:05 PM155°South-southeast3.8°
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 12:27:52 AM168°South-southeast5.4°
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 1:29:03 AM182°South5.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 2:11:28 AM192°South-southwest5.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 2:53:55 AM201°South-southwest3.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 3:55:07 AM215°Southwest0.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 16 at 4:09:50 AM218°Southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:50:49 AM227°Southwest2.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nuuk (WGST – Western Greenland Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nuuk

Eclipse Visibility from NuukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 28LunarPartial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17 / Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Mar 29SolarPartial
2026Mar 3LunarPartial
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11 / Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nuuk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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