Comparison of all 2022 Eclipses

In 2022 there were four eclipses observable around the world: two partial solar and two total lunar. Three of them were observable from observatories operated by NSF’s NOIRLab. Eclipses always come in pairs, or rarely in triplets, in one lunar period. The partial solar eclipse on 30 April 2022 was visible widely across Chile and Argentina before sunset. About two weeks later, on 16 May 2022, a long total lunar eclipse occurred primarily over the Americas. The (northern) fall eclipses started with a significant partial solar eclipse visible only from Europe and Asia, followed by the second total lunar one on 8 November 2022, visible mostly from the Americas and the whole Pacific region. The images were taken close to the maximum of each eclipse with the same equipment, to show even the correct angular sizes of the Sun and Moon as they appear different sizes in the sky owing to the elliptic orbit of the Moon and Earth. All the eclipses over the course of a single year are not visible from the same place, which makes this collection of images unique.

You can view the Image of the Week for this eclipse here with more exciting images of this lunar eclipse.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. Kujal, P. Horálek (Institute of Physics in Opava)

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Id:iotw2245c
Type:Photographic
Release date:Nov. 9, 2022, 9:11 a.m.
Size:4500 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Lunar eclipse
Category:Kitt Peak National Observatory

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