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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Detroit, MI, USA

May 26, 2021 at 6:02 am
Near max in Detroit
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Detroit, Michigan
Began: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:02 am 0.273 Magnitude
Ended: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:05 am
Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Detroit

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

4:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 228°
5:45 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 238°
6:02 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Detroit This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Detroit. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Detroit 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 240°
6:05 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset Setting, but the combination of a very low moon and the total eclipse phase makes the Moon so dim before it sets, that it might disappear from view some time before it sets.Map direction West-southwest 241°
7:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 251°
7:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 252°
7:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
8:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 266°
9:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 275°

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 was not visible in Detroit, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Detroit

Eclipse Visibility From DetroitVisibility Worldwide
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Oct 28, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17–18, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse

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

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