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Eclipses in Nelspruit, South Africa (Mbombela)

May 16, 2022 at 6:11 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Nelspruit
Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 3:32 am
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:11 am 1.413 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 6:30 am
Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes
Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nelspruit

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction West 265°
36.8°
4:27 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction West 260°
24.8°
5:29 am Mon, May 16
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction West-southwest 254°
11.8°
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 250°
3.3°
6:30 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 248°
-0.2°
6:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 245°
-5.5°
7:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 238°
-17.1°
8:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 229°
-26.7°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nelspruit

Eclipse Visibility From NelspruitVisibility 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
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

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