On the night of May 15/16, 2022, North America will witness a total lunar eclipse. This amazing celestial lineup of the Sun, earth and the moon will play out with eastern and central time zones seeing the entire event. Mountain and Pacific zones will witness the eclipse in progress as the moon rises.

This is a very safe event as the full Flower moon moves into the earth’s shadow for almost three and a half hours. Eclipse times are:

Eastern Time
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:27 p.m. Moon enters the earth’s shadow.
Total lunar eclipse begins: 11:29 p.m. Moon turns dark orange or red.
Greatest eclipse: 12:11 a.m. Mid-point of the eclipse.
Total lunar eclipse ends: 12:53 a.m. Moon begins to leave the shadow.
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 1:55 a.m. Moon completely exits earth’s shadow.

Central Time
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 9:27 p.m. Moon enters the earth’s shadow.
Total lunar eclipse begins: 10:29 p.m. Moon turns dark orange or red.
Greatest eclipse: 11:11 p.m. Mid-point of the eclipse.
Total lunar eclipse ends: 11:53 p.m. Moon begins to leave the shadow.
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 12:55 a.m. Moon exits earth’s shadow.

 

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