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Flag for Vanuatu May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila, Vanuatu

Max view in Port Vila
Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5:24 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Port Vila: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 12:32 PM

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:24 PM

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:50 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes

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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port Vila, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
5:22 PM May 165:24 PM May 165:50 PM May 16
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Local times for eclipse in Port Vila on Monday, May 16, 2022

EventTime in Port VilaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 12:32 PM158°South-southeast51.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 1:27 PM142°Southeast45.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 16 at 2:29 PM130°Southeast35.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 16 at 3:11 PM123°East-southeast27.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 16 at 3:53 PM118°East-southeast19.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 16 at 4:55 PM113°East-southeast6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 16 at 5:22 PM111°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port VilaMay 16 at 5:24 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 Port Vila 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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 16 at 5:50 PM109°East-southeast5.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Times are local for Port Vila (VUT – Vanuatu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility from Port VilaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarPartial
Total
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 16LunarPenumbral
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
Partial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Vila, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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