A partial lunar eclipse occurred on 22 May 1453.
|Date||22 May 1453|
|Saros cycle||102 (56 of 84)|
|Partiality||178 minutes, 43 seconds|
|Penumbral||315 minutes, 27 seconds|
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.