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Flag for Sri Lanka May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Colombo, Sri Lanka

Max view in Colombo
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Colombo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 2:17 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 7:19 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes

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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Colombo

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Colombo, 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

MoonriseMaxEnd
6:23 PM May 266:26 PM May 267:19 PM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Colombo on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in ColomboDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 2:17 PM115°East-southeast54.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 3:14 PM111°East-southeast42.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 4:41 PM110°East-southeast23.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 4:48 PM110°East-southeast21.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 4:55 PM110°East-southeast20.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 6:22 PM111°East-southeast0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 26 at 6:23 PM111°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ColomboMay 26 at 6:26 PM111°East-southeast0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Colombo 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 7:19 PM114°East-southeast11.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Colombo (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Colombo

Eclipse Visibility from ColomboVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jan 10 / Jan 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 5 / Jun 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Jun 21SolarPartial
Annular
2021May 26LunarPenumbral
Total
2022Oct 25SolarPartial
Partial
2022Nov 8LunarPartial
Total
2023May 5 / May 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2023Oct 28 / Oct 29LunarPartial
Partial
2025Sep 7 / Sep 8LunarTotal
Total
2026Mar 3LunarPartial
Total
2027Feb 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2027Aug 2SolarPartial
Total
2028Jul 6 / Jul 7LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jul 22SolarPartial
Total
2028 / 2029Dec 31 / Jan 1LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Colombo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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