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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 9:18 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Melbourne: Total Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 9:18 PM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes

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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Melbourne. 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
7:44 PM May 269:18 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°East18.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 7:44 PM94°East29.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 9:11 PM80°East45.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 9:18 PM79°East47.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 9:25 PM78°East-northeast48.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 10:52 PM55°Northeast64.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 11:49 PM26°North-northeast71.5°
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
Penumbral
2020Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26LunarTotal
Total
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
Total
2022Nov 8 / Nov 9LunarTotal
Total
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
Total
2023May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 29LunarPenumbral
Partial
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2025Mar 14LunarPartial
Total
2025Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2026Mar 3 / Mar 4LunarTotal
Total
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2029Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
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