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Flag for Australia May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Melbourne: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 9:19 PM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 11:49 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Melbourne, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.

More about the May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
7:44 PM May 269:19 PM May 2610:52 PM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 6:47 PM101°East18.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 7:44 PM93°East29.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 9:11 PM80°East46.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 9:18 PM79°East47.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 9:25 PM77°East-northeast48.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 10:52 PM55°Northeast64.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 11:49 PM26°North-northeast71.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Melbourne (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
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