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Eclipses in Port Louis, Mauritius

May 26, 2021 at 5:44 pm
Max View in Port Louis
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Port Louis
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:44 pm -0.848 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:49 pm
Duration: 8 minutes
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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port Louis

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:47 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 163°
-48.7°
1:44 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction South-southeast 147°
-43.2°
3:11 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Southeast 129°
-30.1°
3:18 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction Southeast 128°
-28.8°
3:25 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southeast 127°
-27.5°
4:52 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 116°
-11.0°
5:41 pm Wed, May 26RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 112°
-0.2°
5:44 pm Wed, May 26
Maximum in Port Louis This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Port Louis. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Port Louis 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 112°
0.2°
5:49 pm Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction East-southeast 111°
1.2°

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 Port Louis, 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. Check the weather for Port Louis.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Port Louis

Eclipse Visibility From Port LouisVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 16, 2022 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 5, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 28–29, 2023 Partial 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 Port Louis, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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