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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kuwait City, Kuwait

May 16, 2022 at 4:50 am
Near max in Kuwait City
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Kuwait City
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:51 am -0.632 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:53 am
Duration: 22 minutes
Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kuwait City

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 245°
3.6°
4:51 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Kuwait City This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Kuwait City. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Kuwait City 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 247°
0.2°
4:53 am Mon, May 16SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 248°
-0.2°
5:27 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 251°
-7.6°
6:29 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 258°
-20.1°
7:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 262°
-28.8°
7:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 266°
-37.6°
8:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 273°
-50.4°
9:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 282°
-61.8°

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

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Kuwait City, but it could 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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kuwait City

Eclipse Visibility From Kuwait CityVisibility Worldwide
Jan 10–11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 5–6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 21, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, North in Australia, Much of Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
May 16, 2022 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 25, 2022 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, North/East Africa, Atlantic
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Aug 28, 2026 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Feb 21, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Aug 2, 2027 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Much of Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean
Jan 12, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 6, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 31, 2028 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 26, 2029 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Dec 20–21, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, North/West Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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