Total Lunar Eclipse in November 2022 — Visible From California to Australia

November brings us a great celestial spectacle — the Moon will take the reddish tinge while the Earth passes between it and the Sun. The event is called a total lunar eclipse, and here we’ll help you to get the best view of it.

When is the lunar eclipse in November 2022?

The total lunar eclipse will occur on November 8 and will be visible from most of the globe. The eclipse has three main phases: penumbral, partial, and full.

What time is the lunar eclipse?

The eclipse’s first penumbral phase starts at 08:02 GMT on November 8. This phase isn’t visible to the naked eye.

The partial phase begins at 09:09 GMT. This is when you can start observing. During this phase, the part of the lunar disk looks darkened because it’s getting covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow.

The full phase begins at 10:16 GMT. At this point, the Moon takes on a reddish tinge, completely bathed in the Earth’s umbral shadow. For its color, the totally eclipsed lunar disk is called the Blood Moon.

At 11:41 GMT, the full phase ends, and the partial phase begins again.

The penumbral phase follows at 12:49 GMT — since then, the eclipse isn’t visible to the naked eye.

The lunar eclipse ends at 13:56 GMT.

When is the lunar eclipse 2022 peak time?

The total lunar eclipse begins at 10:16 GMT, reaches its peak (when the Moon is at its closest to the center of the Earth’s shadow) at 10:59 GMT, and lasts until 11:41 GMT. During this period, you get the best view of the Full Blood Moon, but better to start observing an hour earlier.

How long does the lunar eclipse last?

The visible path of the lunar eclipse (partial phase, full phase, partial phase) lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes. The total lunar eclipse lasts 1 hour 25 minutes, from 10:16 to 11:41 GMT on November 8.

Timeline of the lunar eclipse in different time zones

The lunar eclipse happens at the exact moment everywhere on the Earth, but the time varies depending on the time zone. Check the timings for your time zone to ensure you don’t miss the celestial show.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Eastern time zone?

The Eastern time zone is observed in most eastern states of the US (Washington, D.C., New York, Ohio, and others), parts of Eastern Canada (most of Ontario, Quebec, and Nunavut), the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, and parts of Northwestern South America. During the eclipse, Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) will be in use. For the Eastern time zone, the partial phase begins at 04:09 a.m. EST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 05:16 a.m. EST, with the maximum point at 05:59 a.m. EST. The full phase ends at 06:41 a.m. EST and is followed by the partial phase until 07:49 a.m. EST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Central time zone?

The Central time zone is observed in parts of the US (for example, Illinois, Minnesota, and a part of Texas), parts of Nunavut and Ontario in Canada, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the eclipse, Central Standard Time (GMT-6) will be in use. For the Central time zone, the partial phase begins at 03:09 a.m. CST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 04:16 a.m. CST, with the maximum point at 04:59 a.m. CST. The full phase ends at 05:41 a.m. CST and is followed by the partial phase until 06:49 a.m. CST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Mountain time zone?

The Mountain time zone is observed in some western regions of Canada, Mexico, and the US (for example, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). During the eclipse, Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7) will be in use. For the Mountain time zone, the partial phase begins at 02:09 a.m. MST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 03:16 a.m. MST, with the maximum point at 03:59 a.m. MST. The full phase ends at 04:41 a.m. MST and is followed by the partial phase until 05:49 a.m. MST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Pacific time zone?

The Pacific time zone is observed from parts of British Columbia in Canada, the western United States (California, Washington), and western Mexico. During the eclipse, Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8) will be in use. For the Pacific time zone, the partial phase begins at 01:09 a.m. PST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 02:16 a.m. PST, with the maximum point at 02:59 a.m. PST. The full phase ends at 03:41 a.m. PST and is followed by the partial phase until 04:49 a.m. PST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Alaska time zone?

For the Alaska time zone (GMT-9), the partial phase begins at 00:09 a.m. AKST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 01:16 a.m. AKST, with the maximum point at 01:59 a.m. AKST. The full phase ends at 02:41 a.m. AKST and is followed by the partial phase until 03:49 a.m. AKST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in the Eastern Australia time zone (AEST)?

For the Eastern Australia time zone (GMT+10), the partial phase begins at 19:09 AEST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 20:16 AEST, with the maximum point at 19:59 AEST. The full phase ends at 20:41 AEST and is followed by the partial phase until 21:49 AEST.

What time is the lunar eclipse in New Zealand?

For the New Zealand time zone (GMT+13), the partial phase begins at 22:09 NZDT on November 8. The full phase is reached at 23:16 NZDT, with the maximum point at 23:59 NZDT. The full phase ends at 00:41 NZDT on November 9 and is followed by the partial phase until 01:49 NZDT on November 9.

What time is the lunar eclipse in India?

For the Indian time zone (GMT+5:30), the partial phase begins at 14:39 IST on November 8. The full phase is reached at 15:46 IST, with the maximum point at 16:29 IST. The full phase ends at 17:11 IST and is followed by the partial phase until 18:19 IST.

What time zone am I in?

If you aren’t sure about your time zone, find your location on a map like Time and Date and double-check it with the Eclipse Guide. The app will give you the correct time of the eclipse based on your location, together with an eclipse calendar, visualizations, and a list of places with the best view.

Where to see the lunar eclipse in November?

The lunar eclipse will be visible everywhere on the night side of the Earth. At some locations, the Moon rises later or sets earlier than the eclipse begins; that’s why it can’t be seen. Here we provide a list of places where you can observe at least a part of the eclipse. For a better visualization, check the map of the upcoming eclipse in our infographic.

November 2022 lunar eclipse path

In November 2022, the entire lunar eclipse (partial phase, full phase, partial phase) will be visible from most of North America, New Zealand, many islands of the Pacific Ocean, the east coast of Australia, most of Japan, the eastern regions of Russia, South Korea, East, and Northeast China, Norwegian archipelago Svalbard.

The whole full phase of the lunar eclipse (total lunar eclipse) will be seen from most of North America, New Zealand, many islands of the Pacific Ocean, most of Australia, Japan, most of Siberia, South Korea, most of China, Norwegian archipelago Svalbard.

A part of the full phase can be observed from North America, Northwestern South America, New Zealand, islands of the Pacific Ocean, Australia, Japan, Siberia, South Korea, China, East India, a part of Northern Norway, and archipelago Svalbard, a part of Northern Finland.

At least a partial lunar eclipse will be seen from Northeastern Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, much of South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic, and the Antarctic.

The best places to see the lunar eclipse

Here are some of the big cities to observe the whole lunar eclipse in November 2022:

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Oakland, California, USA
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Beijing, China
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Kolkata, India

Will I see the November eclipse from my location?

If you aren’t sure whether you’ll see the lunar eclipse from your location, use the app Eclipse Guide. It shows the correct timings of the eclipse for your time zone, the direction of the Sun and Moon, the calendar of the coming eclipses, and all the other details to perfectly plan your eclipse observations.

Bottom line: The total lunar eclipse will occur on November 8, 2022. When the Earth’s shadow fully covers the Moon, it will turn red for 85 minutes. Don’t miss this beautiful celestial spectacle! Follow us on social media to be abreast of all important sky events.

We wish you clear skies and successful observations!

Text Credit: Vito Technology, Inc.

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