Your guide to solar & lunar eclipses.
May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Boston*||Visible in Boston|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 16 at 01:32:05||May 15 at 9:32:05 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 16 at 02:27:52||May 15 at 10:27:52 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 16 at 03:29:03||May 15 at 11:29:03 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 16 at 04:11:28||May 16 at 12:11:28 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 16 at 04:53:55||May 16 at 12:53:55 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 16 at 05:55:07||May 16 at 1:55:07 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 16 at 06:50:49||May 16 at 2:50:49 am||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Boston, the entire eclipse is visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.414.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.373.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 19 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 2 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 25 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: April 30, 2022 — Partial Solar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins935Days 1Hrs 6Mins 55Secs
May 16, 2022 at 01:32:05 UTC
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Eclipses in 2022
- Apr 30, 2022 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- May 15–16, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Oct 25, 2022 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Nov 8, 2022 — Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse