May 26, 2002 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Stages in eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse just started
- Penumbral Eclipse in good progress
- Maximum Eclipse
- Penumbral Eclipse continues
- Penumbral Eclipse about to end
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- East in North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in...
- Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.
- Bamako, Mali
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Albany, New York, U.S.A.
- Banjul, Gambia
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Accra, Ghana
- Doha, Qatar
- Athens, Greece
- Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Manama, Bahrain
- Aden, Yemen
- Ankara, Turkey
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Amman, Jordan
- Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Beirut, Lebanon
- Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Algiers, Algeria
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 26 at 10:18 AM||May 26 at 6:18 AM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 26 at 12:04 PM||May 26 at 8:04 AM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 26 at 1:51 PM||May 26 at 9:51 AM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.