Sunday May 15, 2022 – Monday May 16th 2022
Weather permitting, Skidaway Island State Park will host the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association to observe the Total Lunar Eclipse that will begin on the night of Sunday May 15th, 2022 and end the morning of Monday May 16th, 2022. The OAA will be setting up telescopes in front of the park’s Visitor Center to watch this event. Folks interested in attending should plan on getting arriving around 9:30 pm. The park does charge a $5 fee per vehicle. The OAA program will wrap up between 1:00 am and 1:30 am EDT on Monday.
Sunday May 15, 2022
- 9:31 pm EDT: The Moon begins to enter the Earth’s fainter outer shadow, the Penumbra.
- 10:28 pm EDT: The partial phase of the Eclipse begins as the Moon moves into the darker inner portion of the Earth’s shadow, the Umbra. The Moon should start changing to a reddish hue as it moves deeper into the Umbra.
- 11:29 pm EDT: The Moon will be entirely in the Earth’s Umbra and should be completely red at this point; this is the beginning of Totality.
Monday May 16, 2022
- 12:12 am EDT: Mid-eclipse, the Moon will be at the deepest point into the Umbra that will occur for this event.
- 12:54 am EDT: Totality ends as the Moon begins to move out of the Umbra and back into the fainter Penumbra.
- 1:56 am EDT: The Moon will begin to leave the Penumbra.
- 2:52 am EDT: The Moon will be entirely out of the Earth’s shadow.