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Eclipses in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

May 26, 2021 at 7:29 pm
Near max in George Town
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in George Town
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 7:25 pm
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 7:27 pm 0.994 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 9:49 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — George Town

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:47 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 111°
-36.0°
5:44 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 109°
-23.3°
7:11 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 110°
-3.9°
7:18 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 110°
-1.5°
7:25 pm Wed, May 26RisingMoonrise Rising, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase will make the moon so dim that it will be extremely difficult to view until moon gets higher in the sky or the total phase ends.Map direction East-southeast 110°
-0.2°
7:25 pm Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction East-southeast 110°
-0.2°
7:27 pm Wed, May 26
Maximum in George Town This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in George Town. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in George Town 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 110°
0.2°
8:52 pm Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.Map direction East-southeast 114°
18.4°
9:49 pm Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-southeast 118°
30.6°

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 George Town, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in George Town

Eclipse Visibility From George TownVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Nov 8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

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