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Flag for Iraq May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Irbil, Iraq (Erbil)

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Monday, May 16, 2022 at 4:51 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Irbil: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:51 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Irbil

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Irbil, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:32 AM May 164:51 AM May 164:54 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Irbil on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in IrbilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:32:05 AM243°West-southwest3.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in IrbilMay 16 at 4:51:38 AM246°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 Irbil 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 4:54:26 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:27:52 AM251°West-southwest6.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:29:03 AM258°West-southwest18.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 7:11:28 AM264°West26.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:53:55 AM270°West34.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:55:07 AM279°West46.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:50:49 AM290°West-northwest56.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Irbil (AST – Arabia Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Irbil

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

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