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Flag for South Africa May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — East London, South Africa

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Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

East London: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — East London

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in East London. 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
4:27 AM May 166:11 AM May 166:57 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in East London on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in East LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:32:05 AM273°West39.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:27:52 AM265°West28.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 5:29:03 AM258°West-southwest16.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 6:11:28 AM253°West-southwest8.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:53:55 AM247°West-southwest0.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
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 6:57:03 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:55:07 AM239°West-southwest10.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 8:50:49 AM230°Southwest19.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for East London (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in East London

Eclipse Visibility from East LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 5SolarPartial
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in East London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100