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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

May 16, 2022 at 5:37 am
Max View in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:37 am 1.124 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:41 am
Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Essen

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Essen. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (CEST) for Essen.

3:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South-southwest 211°
4:27 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Map direction Southwest 223°
5:29 am Mon, May 16
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction Southwest 235°
5:37 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Essen This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Essen. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Essen 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 237°
5:41 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 237°
6:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 243°
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 261°
8:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 271°

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 Essen. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Aug 12, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse

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

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