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Flag for Kiribati May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:32 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:32 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Kiritimati. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:30 PM May 166:32 PM May 167:55 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:32:05 PM113°East-southeast40.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:27:52 PM110°East-southeast28.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:29:03 PM109°East-southeast14.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 6:11:28 PM109°East-southeast4.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 6:30:36 PM109°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiMay 16 at 6:32:49 PM109°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kiritimati 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:53:55 PM110°East-southeast4.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:55:07 PM112°East-southeast18.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:50:49 PM115°East-southeast30.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30 / Dec 1LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Nov 19 / Nov 20LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 9SolarPartial
2024Oct 3SolarPartial
2025Mar 14 / Mar 15LunarTotal
2025Sep 8LunarPenumbral
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 7LunarPenumbral
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100