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Flag for French Southern Territories May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais, French Southern Territories

Max view in Port-aux-Francais
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port-aux-Francais: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:49 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-aux-Francais

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port-aux-Francais, 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
4:35 PM May 264:39 PM May 265:52 PM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Port-aux-Francais on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in Port-aux-FrancaisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 1:47:39 PM156°South-southeast18.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 2:44:58 PM144°Southeast13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 4:11:26 PM127°Southeast2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 4:18:42 PM125°Southeast1.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 4:25:54 PM124°Southeast1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 26 at 4:35:51 PM122°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-aux-FrancaisMay 26 at 4:39:41 PM122°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Port-aux-Francais would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 5:52:23 PM109°East-southeast10.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 6:49:44 PM99°East19.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port-aux-Francais (TFT – French Southern and Antarctic Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Port-aux-Francais.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Port-aux-Francais

Eclipse Visibility from Port-aux-FrancaisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2022May 16LunarPartial
2023Apr 20SolarPartial
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Jul 18LunarPenumbral
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port-aux-Francais, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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