Total Lunar Eclipse of May 15/16, 2022

September 26, 2022


Photographer: Howard L. Cohen
Summary Author: Howard L. Cohen 

The total lunar eclipse of May 15/16, 2022 was extraordinary as it was not only visible over most of the Americas but also its duration of totality lasted about 85 minutes. In addition, the Moon was at perigee and thus a Supermoon. Unfortunately, cloudy weather occurred over some areas, including my location in north Florida. In fact, rain, lightning, and thunder during the early evening delayed me from setting up my telescope and camera. However, skies started clearing by 9:00 p.m. local time, allowing the first good views during the ongoing penumbral portion of the eclipse. Though clouds now and then hid the Moon, I still managed to assemble a number of useful images for this eclipse composite.

Photo details: APO Refractor telescope; Tele Vue 76 (76 mm); f/6.3; iOptron, iEQ30 mount; Canon DSLR EOS 5D II camera; variable exposures times


Gainesville, Florida Coordinates: 29.6516, -82.3248

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