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Flag for Nigeria May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lagos, Nigeria

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Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Lagos: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:32 AM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:11 AM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 7:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lagos

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Lagos. 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 partialMaxMoonset
3:27 AM May 165:11 AM May 166:34 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Lagos on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in LagosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:32:05 AM228°Southwest51.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:27:52 AM238°West-southwest40.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:29:03 AM244°West-southwest27.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 5:11:28 AM247°West-southwest18.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:53:55 AM249°West-southwest8.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 16 at 6:34:44 AM250°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:55:07 AM251°West-southwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:50:49 AM251°West-southwest17.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Lagos (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Lagos

Eclipse Visibility from LagosVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28LunarPartial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarAnnular
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Lagos, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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