The 16 May 2022 Total Supermoon Eclipse: a live, international event

Next 16 May, the Moon will offer us a superb total eclipse. The Moon will also be close to its perigee, a so-called “Supermoon”. We will bring the eclipse to you live, thanks to an international team.

Total “Supermoon” eclipse 2022: poster of the event.

Total “Supermoon” eclipse 2022: poster of the event.

*** Join it LIVE here! ***

Next 16 May 2022, the Flower Moon will offer us a superb total eclipse, visible from Europe and the Americas. As in the past, the Virtual Telescope Project will partner with some great astro-imagers there, to bring to you the stunning beauty of such a unique event. Yes, it will be somewhat special: the 16 May 2022 Full Moon will be both a “Supermoon (the first of the year, so one of the largest largest Full Moons of 2022) and a “Blood Moon”.

So far, the Total Supermoon Eclipse 2022 Team is composed as below (regularly updated):

  • astrophotographer: Gianluca Masi (Rome, Italy);
  • astrophotographer: John W. Johnson (Nebraska, USA)
  • astrophotographer: Joaquin Fabrega Polleri (Panama);
  • astrophotographer: Chris Curwin (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada);
  • astrophotographer: Fernando Rodriguez (Florida, USA);
  • astrophotographer: Jim Thompson (Ottawa Valley Astronomy & Observers Group, Canada);
  • astrophotographer: Gary Varney (Florida, USA);
  • astrophotographer: Karim Jaffer (Montreal Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada);
  • astrophotographer: Ron Delvaux (Arizona, USA);
  • astrophotographer: Bill Longo (Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada);
  • astrophotographer: James McCue (New Mexico, USA);
  • coordinator and live comment: astrophysicist Gianluca Masi (The Virtual Telescope Project, Italy).

The online, free lunar total eclipse session is scheduled for 16 May 2022, staring at 02:15 UTC.

To join the Total Supermoon Eclipse 2022 live event, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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