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Eclipses in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 26, 2021 at 6:17 am
Max View in Rio de Janeiro
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Rio de Janeiro
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:17 am -0.445 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:21 am
Duration: 33 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Rio de Janeiro. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (BRT) for Rio de Janeiro.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
5:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 250°
6.1°
6:17 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Rio de Janeiro This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Rio de Janeiro. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Rio de Janeiro because the Moon is below the horizon at that 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.
Map direction West-southwest 248°
0.4°
6:21 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 247°
-0.2°
6:44 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 245°
-5.7°
8:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southwest 234°
-22.1°
8:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southwest 233°
-23.3°
8:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 232°
-24.6°
9:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 216°
-37.8°
10:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction South-southwest 201°
-43.7°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Rio de Janeiro, 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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Rio de Janeiro

Eclipse Visibility From Rio de JaneiroVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Rio de Janeiro, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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