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Flag for South Georgia/Sandwich Is. May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — King Edward Point, South Georgia/Sandwich Is. (Grytviken)

Max view in King Edward Point
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 8:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

King Edward Point: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:18 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — King Edward Point

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in King Edward Point, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
7:44 AM May 268:18 AM May 268:23 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in King Edward Point on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in King Edward PointDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 6:47:39 AM252°West-southwest11.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 7:44:58 AM241°West-southwest4.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in King Edward PointMay 26 at 8:18:56 AM235°Southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in King Edward Point 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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 26 at 8:23:27 AM234°Southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 9:11:26 AM224°Southwest5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 9:18:42 AM223°Southwest6.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 9:25:54 AM221°Southwest6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 10:52:23 AM203°South-southwest13.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 11:49:44 AM190°South15.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for King Edward Point (GST – South Georgia Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in King Edward Point.

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

Eclipses visible in King Edward Point

Eclipse Visibility from King Edward PointVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jun 5LunarPenumbral
2020Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Dec 14SolarPartial
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPenumbral
2021Dec 4SolarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2023May 5LunarPenumbral
2023Oct 28LunarPenumbral
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Sep 17 / Sep 18LunarPartial
2024Oct 2SolarPartial
2025Mar 14LunarTotal
2025Sep 7LunarPenumbral
2026Feb 17SolarPartial
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 6SolarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jul 6LunarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 5SolarPartial
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in King Edward Point, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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