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Eclipses in Pago Pago, American Samoa

May 15, 2022 at 6:04 pm
Near max in Pago Pago
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Pago Pago
Begins: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Maximum: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 6:03 pm 0.860 Magnitude
Ends: Sun, May 15, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Location

May 15, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pago Pago

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:32 pm Sun, May 15Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 132°
-43.1°
3:27 pm Sun, May 15Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 123°
-32.9°
4:29 pm Sun, May 15Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 116°
-20.5°
5:11 pm Sun, May 15Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 113°
-11.6°
5:53 pm Sun, May 15Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 110°
-1.4°
6:00 pm Sun, May 15RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 110°
-0.2°
6:03 pm Sun, May 15
Maximum in Pago Pago This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Pago Pago. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Pago Pago 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 109°
0.2°
6:55 pm Sun, May 15
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-southeast 107°
11.3°
7:50 pm Sun, May 15
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-southeast 105°
23.8°

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 Pago Pago, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Pago Pago

Eclipse Visibility From Pago PagoVisibility Worldwide
May 15, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 7–8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 19, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Mar 24, 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

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

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