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Flag for Antarctica May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:18 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

McMurdo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:47 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 11:18 PM

Ends: Thu, May 27, 2021 at 1:49 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 – May 27, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — McMurdo

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in McMurdo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
9:44 PM May 2611:18 PM May 2612:52 AM May 27
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Local times for eclipse in McMurdo on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in McMurdoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 8:47:39 PM64°East-northeast25.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 9:44:58 PM50°Northeast27.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 11:11:26 PM28°North-northeast30.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 11:18:42 PM26°North-northeast31.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 11:25:54 PM24°North-northeast31.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 27 at 12:52:23 AMNorth32.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 27 at 1:49:44 AM345°North-northwest32.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for McMurdo (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in McMurdo

Eclipse Visibility from McMurdoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2021May 26 / May 27LunarTotal
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 16LunarTotal
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2025Sep 22SolarPartial
2026Feb 17 / Feb 18SolarPartial
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2026Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 7SolarPartial
2027Jul 19LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 6SolarPartial
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