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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

May 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Tokyo
Began: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:37 pm
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm 1.009 Magnitude
Ended: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 10:49 pm
Duration: 4 hours, 12 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Tokyo. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (JST) for Tokyo. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.4 seconds.

5:47 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 108°
6:37 pm Wed, May 26RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 115°
6:45 pm Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction East-southeast 116°
8:11 pm Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Southeast 130°
8:18 pm Wed, May 26
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Southeast 131°
8:25 pm Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Southeast 132°
9:52 pm Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction South-southeast 150°
10:49 pm Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction South-southeast 164°

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

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Tokyo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility From TokyoVisibility Worldwide
Oct 29, 2023 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Mar 14, 2025 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in Tokyo, or the path map image for global details.

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