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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mafeteng, Lesotho

May 16, 2022 at 6:11 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Mafeteng
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 am 1.413 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:54 am
Duration: 3 hours, 23 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mafeteng

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

3:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 270°
4:27 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 263°
5:29 am Mon, May 16
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West-southwest 257°
6:11 am Mon, May 16
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 252°
6:53 am Mon, May 16
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
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.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction West-southwest 247°
6:54 am Mon, May 16SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 247°
7:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 239°
8:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 230°

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mafeteng

Eclipse Visibility From MafetengVisibility Worldwide
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 7, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Feb 17, 2026 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Aug 28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

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

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