The first lunar eclipse in 2022 will take place on May 15 and 16. The total eclipse will be visible in the total phase from parts of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the Eastern Pacific. Known as the “Bloody Moon”, the phenomenon can be seen in Romania on May 16, 2022.
“Bloody Moon.” The first total eclipse of 2022
The moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth in a total lunar eclipse on the night of May 15-16. It is the first eclipse in 2022, known as the “Bloody Moon”. But if the bad weather spoils your view, you’ll have options to watch it live online.
This way, you will have the chance to watch the full moon. Experience a total lunar eclipse as the Moon passes in the shadow of the Earth. The eclipse will be visible in full in parts of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the eastern Pacific.
A penumbral eclipse, in which the edge of the Earth’s shadow will fall over the moon, is visible in New Zealand, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, including Romania.
While the time depends on where you look at the sky, the partial phase of the lunar eclipse begins on May 15 at 22:28 pm EDT (0228 GMT on May 16).
It will reach its peak in red on May 16 at 12:11 EDT (0411 GMT). Then the event will end at 1:55 am EDT (0555 GMT).
Note that the penumbral eclipse will begin about an hour earlier and end about an hour after the partial eclipse, according to Space.com.
Researcher Fred Espena described the full moon on May 15 as a so-called supermoon. It is the time when the full moon is at perigee, the closest distance to Earth. That makes it a super lunar eclipse.
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Two lunar eclipses in 2022
The “Bloody Moon” phenomenon will be the first of two lunar eclipses in 2022. The next one will take place on November 8, 2022.
It will be visible at least in part in Asia, Australia, North America, parts of northern and eastern Europe, the Arctic and most of South America, according to Space.com.
Two lunar eclipses will also occur in 2023. The first will take place between 5 and 6 May 2023. It is another visible twilight, at least in part, from southern and eastern Europe, Antarctica, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans.
The second will be a partial eclipse, on October 28-29, 2023, visible at least partially in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North and East South America, the Arctic, Antarctica, and the oceans. Pacific, Atlantic and Indian