Exactly When To See This Weekend’s Stunning ‘Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse From Every U.S. State

When is the “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse? On the evening of Sunday, May 15 and into the early hours of Monday, May 16,2022 a spectacular reddish Moon will grace the skies above North America for the first time in two years.

You don’t need binoculars or a telescope, just clear skies and your own eyes.

An eclipse of the Moon is a global event occurring at exactly the same global time, but observable only by those on the night-side of Earth. For this total lunar eclipse that includes all of North America and all 48 contiguous U.S. states.

However, since there are timezones the local times are different.

Here’s a map:

During the event the Moon will move through Earth’s fuzzy outer shadow (penumbra) and into its deep, dark inner shadow (umbra), where it will turn a dark reddish-copper color for 84 minutes.

Here’s when to see the “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse from every U.S. state and time-zone (though if you want to see the partial phase—when the Moon begins to go red—get outside an hour before these times):

When to see the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse (EDT)

Those in the Eastern timezone will see every phase of this eclipse, but it doesn’t begin until well after the Moon has risen. Here’s when to see totality:

  • 11:29 p.m.-oo:53 a.m. EDT on Sunday May 15-Monday, 16, 2022 (peak totality at 00:11 a.m.)

When to see the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse (CDT)

Those in Central time will also see every phase of this eclipse, but it doesn’t begin until after the Moon has risen. Here’s when to see totality:

  • 10:29-11:53 p.m. CDT on Sunday May 15, 2022 (peak totality at 11:11 p.m.)

When to see the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse (MDT)

For the Mountain timezone totality will be a later “prime time” affair, with the partial phase of the eclipse occurring soon after moonrise. Here’s when to see totality:

  • 9:29-10:53 p.m. MDT on Sunday May 15, 2022 (peak totality at 10:11 p.m.)

When to see the ‘Blood Moon’ total lunar eclipse (PDT)

For the Pacific timezone totality will be a proper “prime time” affair, though observers will miss the earlier phases of the eclipse—the Moon will already be partially eclipsed as it rises. Here’s when to see totality:

  • 8:29-9:53 p.m. PDT on Sunday May 15, 2022 (peak totality at 9:11 p.m.)

Disclaimer: I am the editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com

Wishing you clear skies and wide eyes.

Reference-www.forbes.com

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