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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Ajaccio, Corse, France

May 16, 2022 at 6:03 am
Near max in Ajaccio
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Ajaccio, Corse
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:03 am 1.392 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:06 am
Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Ajaccio

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Ajaccio. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (CEST) for Ajaccio. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.3 seconds.

3:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 214°
4:27 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southwest 226°
5:29 am Mon, May 16
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 237°
6:03 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Ajaccio This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Ajaccio. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Ajaccio because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction West-southwest 242°
6:06 am Mon, May 16SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-southwest 243°
6:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 244°
6:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 250°
7:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 259°
8:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 268°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Ajaccio. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Ajaccio

Eclipse Visibility From AjaccioVisibility Worldwide
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 29, 2025 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Ajaccio, or the path map image for global details.

Other eclipses visible in Ajaccio

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