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Eclipses in Cayenne, French Guiana

May 26, 2021 at 6:10 am
Near max in Cayenne
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Cayenne
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:11 am -0.545 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:13 am
Duration: 26 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cayenne

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

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 248°
5.2°
6:11 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Cayenne This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Cayenne. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Cayenne 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 249°
0.2°
6:13 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 249°
-0.2°
6:44 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-7.8°
8:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-27.1°
8:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-28.7°
8:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 248°
-30.3°
9:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 243°
-49.0°
10:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 234°
-60.6°

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 Cayenne, 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 Cayenne

Eclipse Visibility From CayenneVisibility 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
Nov 8, 2022 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic

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

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