There is a treat for everyone in the Americas, Europe and Africa and points close to these land masses are in for a photographic gem tonight: A global event called the total lunar eclipse. The Full Flower Moon event lasts the total time of 5 hours and 19 minutes, and the totality stage lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes. The start of this major event’s penumbral phase starts at 8:32 p.m. CDT, then the total phase starts at 10:29 p.m. CDT, and then finally the maximum phase of totality, or shadow is at 11:11 p.m. CDT. This is considered the “Prime Time” total lunar eclipse, and it is also a super moon and a blood moon. This is the second eclipse this year and the first lunar eclipse this year.

May 15th Total Lunar Eclipse Information:

May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Super-Moon)
ECLIPSE DURATION = 5 hours and 19 minutes
TOTALITY DURATION = 1 hour, 25 minutes (Chicago)
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Americas,
Europe, Africa
Penumbral Phase Start May 15 at 8:32 pm CDT
Partial Phase Start May 15 at 9:27 pm CDT
Total Phase Start May 15 at 10:29 pm CDT
Maximum Totality May 15 at 11:11 pm CDT
Total Phase End May 15 at 11:53 pm CDT
Partial Phase End May 16 at 12:55 am CDT
Penumbral Phase End May 16 at 1:50 am CDT

Times CDST Information courtesy of timeanddate.com


Future Lunar Eclipse Information:

Lunar Eclipses: 2022 – 2031
Calendar Date
(Map Link)
TD of Greatest Eclipse
(Animation
Link)
Eclipse Type Saros Series
(Link)
Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of
Eclipse Visibility
05/16/2022 04:12:42 Total 131 1.414 03h27m
01h25m
Americas,
Europe, Africa
11/08/2022 11:00:22 Total 136 1.359 03h40m
01h25m
Asia,
Australia, Pacific, Americas
05/05/2023 17:24:05 Penumbral 141 -0.046 Africa,
Asia, Australia
10/28/2023 20:15:18 Partial 146 0.122 01h17m e
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
03/25/2024 07:13:59 Penumbral 113 -0.132 Americas
09/18/2024 02:45:25 Partial 118 0.085 01h03m Americas,
Europe, Africa
03/14/2025 06:59:56 Total 123 1.178 03h38m
01h05m
Pacific,
Americas, w Europe, w Africa
09/07/2025 18:12:58 Total 128 1.362 03h29m
01h22m
Europe,
Africa, Asia, Australia
03/03/2026 11:34:52 Total 133 1.151 03h27m
00h58m
e Asia,
Australia, Pacific, Americas
08/28/2026 04:14:04 Partial 138 0.930 03h18m e Pacific,
Americas, Europe, Africa
02/20/2027 23:14:06 Penumbral 143 -0.057 Americas,
Europe, Africa, Asia
07/18/2027 16:04:09 Penumbral 110 -1.068 e Africa,
Asia, Australia, Pacific
08/17/2027 07:14:59 Penumbral 148 -0.525 Pacific,
Americas
01/12/2028 04:14:13 Partial 115 0.066 00h56m Americas,
Europe, Africa
07/06/2028 18:20:57 Partial 120 0.389 02h21m Europe,
Africa, Asia, Australia
12/31/2028 16:53:15 Total 125 1.246 03h29m
01h11m
Europe,
Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
06/26/2029 03:23:22 Total 130 1.844 03h40m
01h42m
Americas,
Europe, Africa, Mid East
12/20/2029 22:43:12 Total 135 1.117 03h33m
00h54m
Americas,
Europe, Africa, Asia
06/15/2030 18:34:34 Partial 140 0.502 02h24m Europe,
Africa, Asia, Australia
12/09/2030 22:28:51 Penumbral 145 -0.163 Americas,
Europe, Africa, Asia
05/07/2031 03:52:02 Penumbral 112 -0.090 Americas, Europe, Africa
06/05/2031 11:45:17 Penumbral 150 -0.820 East Indies, Australia, Pacific
10/30/2031 07:46:45 Penumbral 117 -0.320 Americas

Times UTC Information courtesy of eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov


A Photo of a Recent “Gibbous Phase” of the Moon (5/9/22):

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A Blood Moon Total Eclipse on May 4–5, 1985:

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Full Eclipse in Partiality – Blood Moon-May 4–5, 1985 Originally Posted: May 26, 2021 – Super Blood-Moon and Lunar Eclipse – Info On Future Eclipses Image © 2021 Versatileer

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Full Eclipse in Partiality – Blood Moon-May 4–5, 1985 Originally Posted: May 26, 2021 – Super Blood-Moon and Lunar Eclipse – Info On Future Eclipses Image © 2021 Versatileer

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Total Eclipse – Blood Moon-May 4–5, 1985 Originally Posted: May 26, 2021 – Super Blood-Moon and Lunar Eclipse – Info On Future Eclipses Image © 2021 Versatileer

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More information on future solar and lunar eclipses can be found at timeanddate.com.

Specific information on the 5/15-5/16/22 Total Lunar Eclipse from TimeandDate.com

Specific information on the Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15-16, 2022 from TimeandDate.comAnd more information on future eclipses, please visit NASA at:NASA Eclipse Web Site > eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov


An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
See you: Solar Eclipse – October 25th & Lunar Eclipse – November 8th, 2022

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One thought on “Full Flower Moon, a “Blood Moon” and Total “Prime Time” Lunar Eclipse – Tonight

  1. Thanks for these gorgeous lunar photos! I missed seeing the one we just, but there was a an orange eclipse here about 6 six years ago or so. It was wild to go out at night, and watch, by increments, to see the moon turn that rusty, coppery color.

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