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Flag for United Kingdom May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Max view in Edinburgh
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 4:55 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Edinburgh: Total Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:55 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes

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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Edinburgh

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Edinburgh. 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 164:55 AM May 164:59 AM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Edinburgh on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in EdinburghDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:32 AM202°South-southwest12.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 3:27 AM214°Southwest8.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 4:29 AM227°Southwest2.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in EdinburghMay 16 at 4:55 AM232°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 Edinburgh 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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 16 at 4:59 AM233°Southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 5:11 AM235°Southwest1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:53 AM244°West-southwest6.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 6:55 AM255°West-southwest14.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 7:50 AM266°West22.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Edinburgh (BST – British Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Edinburgh

Eclipse Visibility from EdinburghVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
Partial
2023Oct 28LunarPartial
Partial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
Total
2024Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Mar 29SolarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
Total
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 20 / Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
Total
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Total
2029Jun 12SolarPartial
Partial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
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