May 1453 lunar eclipse

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The moon passed west to east through the southern edge of the earth's umbral shadow

A partial lunar eclipse occurred on May 22, 1453.

Observations[edit]

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. It is said a blood moon took place during the eclipse.

Visibility[edit]

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

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