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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:32 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 11:50 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes

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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port-aux-Francais, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
7:27 AM May 167:38 AM May 167:42 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 6:32 AM253°West-southwest9.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 7:27 AM243°West-southwest1.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisMay 16 at 7:38 AM241°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 Port-aux-Francais 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 7:42 AM241°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 8:29 AM232°Southwest6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 9:11 AM223°Southwest11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 9:53 AM214°Southwest15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 10:55 AM201°South-southwest19.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 11:50 AM187°South21.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port-aux-Francais.

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

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
Total
2022May 16LunarPartial
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2024Sep 18LunarPenumbral
Partial
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
Annular
2026Mar 3LunarPenumbral
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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