When is the Next Lunar Eclipse in 2022? – In this article, you will get all the information about the 2022 Eclipse date and time, Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses and Transits.
In 2022, there will be two Lunar Eclipses of the Moon, two eclipses of the Sun, and there is no transits of Mercury. Two of the Lunar eclipses will be visible from parts of North America region.
Lunar Eclipse in 2022
In 2022, the Earth will experience two total lunar eclipses. The first total lunar eclipse will occur on May 15th – 16th and be visible in total phase from portions of the Americas, Africa, Antarctica, Europe, and the East Pacific.
The second lunar eclipse 2022 will occur on November 8th and will be visible in several parts of Asia, North America, parts of northern Australia and eastern Europe, and most of South America.
Lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon and casting a shadow across the surface of the Moon. The Lunar Eclipse only occurs during a full moon and makes for an interesting sky watching target.
What is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse is one the most amazing and spectacular sights the night sky has to offer. Moon slides into Earth’s shadow. Usually, a pale white moon is painted a deep shade of red color and it may stay that way for a long time.
Lunar eclipses may occur either partial or total. These will only happen during one phase of the moon – the full moon.
Unlike a solar eclipse (where moon falls between the Earth and sun) – Lunar eclipses happen when the moon passes directly behind the Earth and into the Earth’s shadow – Dhara Patel, a space expert at the UK’s National Space Center in Leicester, Reported.
It clearly shows that they always happen at full moon only. A full moon occurs if the moon is on the opposite side of Earth to the sun.
Lunar & Solar Eclipses 2022
Below are the complete details of Lunar Eclipses that occur in 2022 such as partial, full and so on.
Solar Eclipse April 30, 2022
It is a Partial Eclipse of the Sun. This Lunar eclipse is not visible from North America.
You can see this partial solar eclipse from the southeastern Pacific Ocean, southern South America and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Lunar Eclipse May 15, 2022
This is a total Eclipse of the Moon. You can see this eclipse from North America, except in northwestern parts.
Here, the Moon will enter the penumbra at 09:31 PM EDT on May 15th (06:31 PM. PDT) and leave it at 02:52 AM. EDT on May 16th – 11:52 PM. PDT on May 15th.
Solar Eclipse October 25, 2022
This lunar eclipse is a Partial Eclipse of the Sun. You can see this eclipse from North America.
Also, you can see this solar eclipse is from Greenland, the Middle East, western Asia, India, Iceland, Europe, northeastern Africa and western China.
Lunar Eclipse November 8, 2022
The next Lunar Eclipse in 2022 is a Total Eclipse of the Moon. You can see this eclipse from North America.
Though, the Moon will be setting in eastern parts. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 03:01 AM. – EST on November 8 (12:01 AM. PST) and leave it at 08:58 AM. EST 05:58 A.M. PST.
Full Moon Date in November 2022
What is an Eclipse?
There are a total of two types of eclipses that we witness on the Earth are solar eclipses and lunar eclipses.
A solar eclipse – Occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun. It may happen partially or entirely blocking out the light. Solar eclipses are visible in certain areas only and it requires eye protection to view safely.
A lunar eclipse – Occurs when the full-Moon enters the shadow of the Earth, which cuts-off all or part of the sunlight reflected off the Moon.
Lunar eclipses are visible technically from the entire night side of the Earth. However, during a penumbral eclipse, the dimming factor of the Moon’s illumination is slight.
Remember, not all eclipses are the same. However, There are some different ways for lunar and solar eclipses to happen.
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