Eclipses


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Total Lunar Eclipse of 2022 May 15

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the sky from Middlebury on the evening of Sunday, May 15, weather-permitting. The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at about 10:28pm, the full phase of the eclipse will begin at about 11:29pm, the full phase of the eclipse will end at about 12:54am, and the partial phase of the eclipse will end at about 1:55am.

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes through the earth’s shadow. Effectively, the earth is passing between the sun and the moon and the earth is blocking the sun’s light from reaching the moon.

We will have an Observatory event during this total lunar eclipse, weather permitting. More information available at http://go.middlebury.edu/stargazing . Additionally, you can also enjoy this total lunar eclipse wherever you might have a view of the moon and the sky. Lunar eclipses are perfectly safe to view and can be enjoyed with the naked, unaided eye. Lastly, online live-stream events are also available at http://go.middlebury.edu/eclipselive

Approximate Timeline (for Middlebury)
2022 May 15 7:55pm Moonrise
2022 May 15 8:45pm End civil twilight
2022 May 15 9:32pm Moon enters penumbra
2022 May 15 10:28pm Moon enters umbra
2022 May 15 11:29pm Moon enters totality
2022 May 16 12:11am Middle of eclipse
2022 May 16 12:54am Moon exits totality
2022 May 16 1:55am Moon exits umbra
2022 May 16 2:51am Moon exits penumbra
2022 May 16 4:52am Begin civil twilight
2022 May 16 5:36am Moonset
All times Eastern. Data courtesy USNO.

Lunar Eclipse, NASA.

Eclipse Diagram, Fred Espenak.

Lunar Eclipse Essentials, NASA Goddard Visualizations.

Understanding Lunar Eclipses, NASA Goddard Visualizations.

Eclipses: Crash Course Astronomy #5, Phil Plait.

Lunar eclipses for beginners (Fred Espenak).

Additional total lunar eclipse details (Fred Espenak).

Additional total lunar eclipse details (Time and Date).

 

 

 


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