May 16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South/West Europe
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Dublin, Ireland
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Madrid, Spain
- Havana, Cuba
- Algiers, Algeria
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Lagos, Nigeria
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Caracas, Venezuela
Partial eclipse visible in:
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 16 at 1:34 AM||May 15 at 9:34 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 16 at 2:32 AM||May 15 at 10:32 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 16 at 3:31 AM||May 15 at 11:31 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 16 at 4:12 AM||May 16 at 12:12 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 16 at 4:53 AM||May 16 at 12:53 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 16 at 5:52 AM||May 16 at 1:52 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 16 at 6:50 AM||May 16 at 2:50 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.