May 1453 lunar eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse occurred on 22 May 1453.

May 1453 lunar eclipse
Partial eclipse
Date22 May 1453
Saros cycle102 (56 of 84)
Partiality178 minutes, 43 seconds
Penumbral315 minutes, 27 seconds
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It was seen during the Fall of Constantinople (the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire), during the siege that lasted from Thursday, 5 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453), after which the city fell to the Ottomans. The lunar eclipse was considered to be fulfilling a prophecy for the city's demise, which says a blood moon took place during the eclipse.


The partial eclipse was visible from, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.


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