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Flag for U.S.A. May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rapid City: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 10:11 PM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 12:50 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes


May 15, 2022 – May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rapid City

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Will Look

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Rapid City. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
8:27 PM May 1510:11 PM May 1511:55 PM May 15
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Local times for eclipse in Rapid City on Sunday, May 15, 2022

EventTime in Rapid CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 7:32 PM112°East-southeast5.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 15 at 8:02 PM117°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 8:27 PM122°East-southeast3.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 15 at 9:29 PM133°Southeast11.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 15 at 10:11 PM142°Southeast16.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 15 at 10:53 PM151°South-southeast20.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 15 at 11:55 PM165°South-southeast24.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 12:50 AM179°South25.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rapid City (MDT – Mountain Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rapid City

Eclipse Visibility from Rapid CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
2021Nov 18 / Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 16 / Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarPenumbral
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarPartial
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