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Flag for Mauritius May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Louis, Mauritius

Max view in Port Louis
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Port Louis: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 12:47 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Louis

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Port Louis, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:41 PM May 265:44 PM May 265:49 PM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Port Louis on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in Port LouisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 12:47 PM163°South-southeast48.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 1:44 PM147°South-southeast43.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 3:11 PM129°Southeast29.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 3:18 PM128°Southeast28.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 3:25 PM127°Southeast27.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 4:52 PM117°East-southeast10.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 26 at 5:41 PM112°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port LouisMay 26 at 5:44 PM112°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 Louis 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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 5:49 PM112°East-southeast1.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Port Louis (MUT – Mauritius Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port Louis

Eclipse Visibility from Port LouisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPenumbral
2022May 16LunarPenumbral
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
2024Sep 18LunarPenumbral
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 28LunarPenumbral
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
2028Dec 31LunarTotal
2029Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Port Louis, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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