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Flag for American Samoa May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago, American Samoa

Max View in Pago Pago
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Pago Pago: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 2:32 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:04 PM

Ends: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:50 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Pago Pago, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:02 PM May 156:04 PM May 156:55 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Pago Pago on Sunday, May 15, 2022

EventTime in Pago PagoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 2:32:05 PM133°Southeast43.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 3:27:52 PM124°East-southeast32.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 4:29:03 PM117°East-southeast20.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 5:11:28 PM113°East-southeast11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 5:53:55 PM110°East-southeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 6:02:05 PM110°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Pago PagoMay 15 at 6:04:21 PM110°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 Pago Pago 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.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 6:55:07 PM107°East-southeast11.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 15 at 7:50:49 PM106°East-southeast23.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Pago Pago (SST – Samoa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility From Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 29 / Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 25 / May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15LunarPartial
2022Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Apr 19SolarPartial
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 13LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPartial
2025Sep 21SolarPartial
2026Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27LunarPartial
2027Aug 16LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pago Pago, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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