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Eclipses in Smolensk, Russia

May 16, 2022 at 4:41 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Smolensk
Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:41 am -0.806 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:45 am
Duration: 13 minutes
Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Smolensk

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction Southwest 233°
1.1°
4:41 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Smolensk This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Smolensk. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Smolensk 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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction Southwest 234°
0.2°
4:45 am Mon, May 16SettingMoonset SettingMap direction Southwest 235°
-0.2°
5:27 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 243°
-6.1°
6:29 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 255°
-14.1°
7:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 263°
-20.0°
7:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 271°
-25.9°
8:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 283°
-34.4°
9:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 296°
-41.7°

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 is not visible in Smolensk, but it can 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 Smolensk

Eclipse Visibility From SmolenskVisibility Worldwide
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
Nov 8, 2022 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
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

Note: Click on the date link for details in Smolensk, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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