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Flag for U.S.A. May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Max view in Raleigh
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Raleigh: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:01 AM

Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 9:49 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 2 minutes

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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Raleigh

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Raleigh, 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
5:44 AM May 266:01 AM May 266:04 AM May 26
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Local times for eclipse in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

EventTime in RaleighDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 4:47 AM232°Southwest12.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 5:44 AM241°West-southwest3.0°
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 RaleighMay 26 at 6:01 AM244°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 Raleigh 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 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 26 at 7:11 AM253°West-southwest12.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 26 at 7:18 AM254°West-southwest14.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 26 at 7:25 AM255°West-southwest15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 26 at 8:52 AM265°West32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 26 at 9:49 AM273°West43.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Raleigh (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Raleigh

Eclipse Visibility from RaleighVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2020Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2020Nov 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2021May 26LunarPartial
Total
2021Jun 10SolarPartial
Annular
2021Nov 19LunarPartial
Partial
2022May 15 / May 16LunarTotal
Total
2022Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
2023Oct 14SolarPartial
Annular
2024Mar 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2024Apr 8SolarPartial
Total
2024Sep 17 / Sep 18LunarPartial
Partial
2025Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarTotal
Total
2026Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
2026Aug 12SolarPartial
Total
2026Aug 27 / Aug 28LunarPartial
Partial
2027Feb 20LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2027Aug 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2028Jan 11 / Jan 12LunarPartial
Partial
2028Jan 26SolarPartial
Annular
2029Jan 14SolarPartial
Partial
2029Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarTotal
Total
2029Dec 20LunarTotal
Total
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