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Eclipses in Port Vila, Vanuatu

May 16, 2022 at 5:25 pm
Near max in Port Vila
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Port Vila
Begins: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:22 pm
Maximum: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:24 pm -0.502 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm
Duration: 29 minutes
Location

May 16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:32 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 158°
-51.6°
1:27 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 142°
-45.3°
2:29 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 129°
-35.5°
3:11 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 123°
-27.7°
3:53 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 118°
-19.3°
4:55 pm Mon, May 16Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 112°
-6.6°
5:22 pm Mon, May 16RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 110°
-0.2°
5:24 pm Mon, May 16
Maximum in Port Vila This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Port Vila. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Port Vila 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 110°
0.2°
5:50 pm Mon, May 16
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Map direction East-southeast 108°
5.5°

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 Port Vila, 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 Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility From Port VilaVisibility 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
Nov 8–9, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral 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 Port Vila, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses 1900-2199