May 15, 2022 10:15 p.m.End:
May 16, 2022 2:10 a.m.
We encourage you to look up the night of May 15 to see a total lunar eclipse in the Western Hemisphere — weather permitting. The enchanting show will begin at 10:15 p.m. on May 15, with the famous "Blood Moon" or "totality" portion of the eclipse beginning at 11:29 p.m. The Moon will remain in totality until 12:54 a.m. on May 16, when it will then go into a partial eclipse until the event comes to an end at 2:10 a.m. You can watch a live stream of the event
on NASA's YouTube Channel.
Lunar eclipses can be seen at night, when the Earth lies exactly between the Sun and the Full Moon, blocking the Sun's direct rays of light from illuminating the Moon's surface. However, when the Moon is deep in the Earth's shadow, red light from the Sun that is bent by Earth's atmosphere makes it to the Moon's surface and we can see it appear red. This is why some people refer to this event as a "Blood Moon."
Your next chance to see a total lunar eclipse will be November 7-8, 2022! Learn more about the eclipse at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-lunar-eclipse.html