The sky is going to look a little different this month for one night. That’s because Seattle and the world will get to experience a supermoon eclipse! If you’re ready to start your late spring in an astrologically spectacular way, here’s how you can catch the supermoon eclipse in Seattle this month.
May’s total lunar eclipse will take place on May 16th and can be seen across the continent. Our state will catch the show during moonrise, while the moon is situated low on the horizon. You’ll be able to see the moon in all its eclipse glory for about 85 minutes. It’s not to be missed!
Need the exact details on when you can see it? Here’s what EarthSky has to say:
Penumbral eclipse begins at 1:32 UTC on May 16 (9:32 p.m. EDT on May 15).
Partial eclipse begins at 2:27 UTC on May 16 (10:27 p.m. EDT on May 15).
Totality begins (moon engulfed in Earth’s shadow) begins at 3:29 UTC on May 16 (11:29 p.m. EDT on May 15).
Totality ends at 4:53 UTC on May 16 (12:53 a.m. EDT).
Partial eclipse ends at 5:55 UTC on May 16 (1:55 a.m. EDT).
Penumbral eclipse ends at 6:50 UTC on May 16 (2:50 a.m. EDT).
Maximum eclipse is at 4:12 UTC on May 16 (12:12 a.m. EDT).
Keep in mind, that factors like the weather may affect moon visibility but if the sky is clear you should be able to see the eclipse from home. But if you want to get out and view it from somewhere else, we have you covered with some of Seattle’s best stargazing spots.