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Total lunar eclipse on May 16 2022 (United States)

total lunar eclipse May 16, 2022 (United States)
Note: This image is here for illustrative purposes and does not represent the actual eclipse on this date.

The Moon information shown here applies to Washington, District of Columbia, United States on Monday, May 16, 2022. (Local time America/New York)

Moonrise to moonset13h53m
Distance to the center of the Sun151,271,251 km
Distance to the center of Earth367,458 km
Moon ilumination (at midnight)100%
Lunar phasefull moon
Current zodiac sign the MoonAries ♈
Moon age (days past new moon)14.8

Choose a country from the list to get relevant information:

According to international time UTC, a lunar eclipse will occur on May 16, 2022 which will be visible in some parts of the world. The following shows the cities in United States from which the eclipse could be visible (note that the following is a short list of some of the main cities, the eclipse may be visible from other cities not listed here). The date and local time of the event shown below.

CityEclipse visible?Phase
Washington, District of ColumbiaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Seattle, WashingtonYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Birmingham, AlabamaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Anchorage, AlaskaNo-
Phoenix, ArizonaYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
Little Rock, ArkansasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Los Angeles, CaliforniaYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Denver, ColoradoYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
Bridgeport, ConnecticutYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Dover, DelawareYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Jacksonville, FloridaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Atlanta, GeorgiaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Honolulu, HawaiiYes Partial, Penumbral
Boise, IdahoYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Chicago, IllinoisYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Indianapolis, IndianaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Des Moines, IowaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Wichita, KansasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Louisville, KentuckyYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
New Orleans, LouisianaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Augusta, MaineYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Baltimore, MarylandYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Boston, MassachusettsYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Detroit, MichiganYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Minneapolis, MinnesotaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Jackson, MississippiYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Kansas City, MissouriYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Billings, MontanaYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Omaha, NebraskaYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
Las Vegas, NevadaYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Manchester, New HampshireYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Newark, New JerseyYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Albuquerque, New MexicoYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
New York, New YorkYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Charlotte, North CarolinaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Fargo, North DakotaYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
Columbus, OhioYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Oklahoma City, OklahomaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Portland, OregonYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Providence, Rhode IslandYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Columbia, South CarolinaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Sioux Falls, South DakotaYes Partial, Total, Penumbral
Memphis, TennesseeYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Houston, TexasYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Salt Lake City, UtahYes Total, Partial, Penumbral
Montpelier, VermontYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Virginia Beach, VirginiaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Charleston, West VirginiaYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Milwaukee, WisconsinYes Penumbral, Partial, Total
Cheyenne, WyomingYes Partial, Total, Penumbral

Information about this eclipse

Central total eclipse (Moon's center passes south of shadow axis)

total lunar eclipse This image shows the global map with two regions: the shaded region where you can not see the lunar eclipse, and the blank region, where it can be seen. The image details the type of eclipse, the magnitude of the penumbra and umbra, Saros series to which this eclipse belongs, among other data. The date and time displayed in this image are international date and time, therefore, they might not apply to your country. However, to know the date and exact time of total lunar eclipse in your country, you can see the table below. (Click on the image to enlarge it).

Eclipse schedule in United States

The following table shows the schedule and phases of the total lunar eclipse of May 16, 2022 in United States. For each city we have assigned a time zone which is very precise and it takes into account Daylight Saving Time (if applicable).

Moon alt.: Excellent  Good  Low  Too low  

Event datePen. Mag.Umb. Mag.Penumbral eclipse beginsMoon alt.Partial eclipse beginsUmbral eclipse beginsMax. eclipse beginsMoon alt.Umbral eclipse endsPartial eclipse endsPenumbral eclipse endsMoon alt.
Washington, District of Columbia (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:113000:5401:5502:5126
Seattle, Washington (UTC -7)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%18:32-1919:2820:2921:11421:5422:5523:5119
Birmingham, Alabama (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:321121:2822:2923:113223:5400:5501:5134
Phoenix, Arizona (UTC -7)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%18:32-819:2820:2921:111921:5422:5523:5135
Little Rock, Arkansas (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:32622:2823:2900:112900:5401:5502:5134
Los Angeles, California (UTC -7)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%18:32-1419:2820:2921:111521:5422:5523:5133
Denver, Colorado (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-520:2821:2922:111922:5423:5500:5129
Bridgeport, Connecticut (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321522:2823:2900:112800:5401:5502:5122
Dover, Delaware (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321522:2823:2900:113000:5401:5502:5125
Jacksonville, Florida (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321622:2823:2900:113700:5401:5502:5135
Atlanta, Georgia (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321222:2823:2900:113300:5401:5502:5133
Honolulu, Hawaii (UTC -10)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%15:32-4616:2817:2918:11-1118:5419:5520:5121
Boise, Idaho (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-1420:2821:2922:111022:5423:5500:5124
Chicago, Illinois (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32621:2822:2923:112423:5400:5501:5126
Indianapolis, Indiana (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:32822:2823:2900:112600:5401:5502:5128
Des Moines, Iowa (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32221:2822:2923:112223:5400:5501:5127
Wichita, Kansas (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32121:2822:2923:112423:5400:5501:5131
Louisville, Kentucky (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:32922:2823:2900:112800:5401:5502:5129
New Orleans, Louisiana (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:321021:2822:2923:113423:5400:5501:5138
Augusta, Maine (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:112500:5401:5502:5118
Baltimore, Maryland (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:112900:5401:5502:5125
Boston, Massachusetts (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321522:2823:2900:112700:5401:5502:5121
Detroit, Michigan (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:32822:2823:2900:112500:5401:5502:5124
Minneapolis, Minnesota (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32121:2822:2923:111923:5400:5501:5124
Jackson, Mississippi (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32921:2822:2923:113223:5400:5501:5136
Kansas City, Missouri (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32221:2822:2923:112423:5400:5501:5130
Billings, Montana (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-1020:2821:2922:111222:5423:5500:5123
Omaha, Nebraska (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32021:2822:2923:112223:5400:5501:5128
Las Vegas, Nevada (UTC -7)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%18:32-1219:2820:2921:111521:5422:5523:5132
Manchester, New Hampshire (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:112600:5401:5502:5120
Newark, New Jersey (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:112800:5401:5502:5123
Albuquerque, New Mexico (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-520:2821:2922:112122:5423:5500:5134
New York, New York (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321522:2823:2900:112800:5401:5502:5123
Charlotte, North Carolina (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:113200:5401:5502:5130
Fargo, North Dakota (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32-321:2822:2923:111623:5400:5501:5122
Columbus, Ohio (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321022:2823:2900:112700:5401:5502:5127
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32221:2822:2923:112623:5400:5501:5134
Portland, Oregon (UTC -7)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%18:32-1919:2820:2921:11521:5422:5523:5121
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:112900:5401:5502:5124
Providence, Rhode Island (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321522:2823:2900:112800:5401:5502:5121
Columbia, South Carolina (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321422:2823:2900:113300:5401:5502:5132
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32-121:2822:2923:111923:5400:5501:5126
Memphis, Tennessee (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:32822:2823:2900:112900:5401:5502:5133
Houston, Texas (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32621:2822:2923:113123:5400:5501:5139
Salt Lake City, Utah (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-1020:2821:2922:111422:5423:5500:5128
Montpelier, Vermont (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321322:2823:2900:112500:5401:5502:5119
Virginia Beach, Virginia (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321622:2823:2900:113200:5401:5502:5127
Charleston, West Virginia (UTC -4)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%21:321122:2823:2900:112900:5401:5502:5128
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (UTC -5)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%20:32521:2822:2923:112323:5400:5501:5125
Cheyenne, Wyoming (UTC -6)2022-05-15237.3%141.4%19:32-620:2821:2922:111822:5423:5500:5128

You can read the table above as follows: On May 15, 2022 in Washington, District of Columbia, America/New_York (UTC -4), an total lunar eclipse will start at 21:32, the maximum eclipse will occur at 00:11 when the Moon reaches an altitud of 30°;this event will come to an end at 02:51 and will have a penumbral magnitud of 2.373 (this is the fraction of the Moon obscured by the entrance to The Earth's penumbra) and an umbral magnitud of 1.414 (fraction of the Moon obscured by the umbra of The Earth).

We must take into account the altitude of the moon, for example, in Seattle, Washington, due to the low altitude of the Moon (4 degrees) this lunar eclipse will not be very obvious.

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