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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – May 16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Cape Town.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Monday, May 16, 2022

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:34 AM279°West46.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:32 AM270°West35.2° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:31 AM263°West23.6° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 6:12 AM257°West-southwest15.5° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:53 AM252°West-southwest7.7° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 16 at 7:37 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:52 AM244°West-southwest1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:50 AM236°Southwest13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Cape Town (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cape Town

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Cape Town
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Path of the eclipse
Feb 11, 2017LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 26, 2017SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 7, 2017LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 21, 2019LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2019LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 10, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 2020LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 2020SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 4, 2021SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 16, 2022LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 5, 2023LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28 / Oct 29, 2023LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 18, 2024LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14, 2025LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2025LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 17, 2026SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2026LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 6, 2027SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2027LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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