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Eclipses in Lafayette, LA, USA

May 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Lafayette
Begins: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm
Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 11:11 pm 1.413 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 1:50 am
Duration: 5 hours, 19 minutes
Location

May 15–16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lafayette

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
8:32 pm Sun, May 15
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 East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 118°
8.6°
9:27 pm Sun, May 15
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southeast 126°
18.2°
10:29 pm Sun, May 15
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Southeast 138°
27.5°
11:11 pm Sun, May 15
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction South-southeast 147°
32.7°
11:53 pm Sun, May 15
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction South-southeast 158°
36.6°
12:55 am Mon, May 16
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction South 176°
39.2°
1:50 am Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction South-southwest 192°
38.2°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Lafayette

Eclipse Visibility From LafayetteVisibility Worldwide
May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Mar 24–25, 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
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse West in Europe, North America, North in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic

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

All eclipses 1900-2199