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Flag for U.S.A. May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Max view in New Orleans
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

New Orleans: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 3:47 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Orleans

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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:44 AM May 266:02 AM May 266:04 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in New Orleans on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in New OrleansDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 3:47:39 AM226°Southwest23.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 4:44:58 AM235°Southwest14.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in New OrleansMay 26 at 6:02:05 AM245°West-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 New Orleans 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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 26 at 6:04:45 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 6:11:26 AM246°West-southwest1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 6:18:42 AM247°West-southwest2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 6:25:54 AM248°West-southwest3.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 7:52:23 AM257°West-southwest21.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 8:49:44 AM263°West33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for New Orleans (CDT – Central Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in New Orleans

Eclipse Visibility from New OrleansVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
2024Mar 24 / Mar 25LunarPenumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
2024Sep 17LunarPartial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
2028Jan 11 / Jan 12LunarPartial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in New Orleans, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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