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Eclipses in Valletta, Malta

May 16, 2022 at 5:54 am
Near max in Valletta

Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Valletta

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 am

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:55 am 1.331 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:57 am

Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Valletta

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 221°
22.6°
4:27 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southwest 232°
14.5°
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 241°
4.4°
5:55 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Valletta This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Valletta. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Valletta 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 245°
0.2°
5:57 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 245°
-0.2°
6:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 247°
-2.7°
6:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
-11.2°
7:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 260°
-22.8°
8:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 268°
-33.6°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Valletta

Eclipse Visibility From VallettaVisibility Worldwide
May 16, 2022 Total 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
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica

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