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Eclipses in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

May 16, 2022 at 5:34 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse


Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Abu Dhabi

Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:32 am

Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:34 am -0.925 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:36 am

Duration: 4 minutes

Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:32 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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°
0.5°
5:34 am Mon, May 16
Maximum in Abu Dhabi This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Abu Dhabi. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Abu Dhabi 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°
0.1°
5:36 am Mon, May 16SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 249°
-0.2°
6:27 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
-11.6°
7:29 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West 258°
-24.6°
8:11 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 262°
-33.8°
8:53 am Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 265°
-42.9°
9:55 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 270°
-56.2°
10:50 am Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 277°
-68.2°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Abu Dhabi, 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 Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility From Abu DhabiVisibility 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 Abu Dhabi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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