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May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (Al-Hasa)

May 16, 2022 at 4:50 am
Near max in Hofuf
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Hofuf
Began: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:51 am -0.626 Magnitude
Ended: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 4:54 am
Duration: 22 minutes
Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Hofuf

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

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 246°
3.8°
4:51 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Hofuf This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Hofuf. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Hofuf 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 248°
0.3°
4:54 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 252°
-7.8°
6:29 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 257°
-20.6°
7:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 260°
-29.7°
7:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 264°
-38.7°
8:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 269°
-51.9°
9:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 276°
-63.9°

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 Hofuf, 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 Hofuf

Eclipse Visibility From HofufVisibility 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 Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 21, 2020 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse South/East Europe, Asia, North in Australia, Africa, Pacific, Indian Ocean
May 16, 2022 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, West in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 25, 2022 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse Europe, Much of Asia, North/East Africa, Atlantic
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Much of 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 Europe, West in Asia, Africa, 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 Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Indian Ocean
Jan 12, 2028 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, North/West Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jul 6, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, 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 Europe, West in Asia, Africa, 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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