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Eclipses in Fairbanks, AK, USA

May 26, 2021 at 3:18 am
Max View in Fairbanks
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Fairbanks
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 12:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 3:18 am 1.009 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:10 am
Duration: 3 hours, 23 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
12:47 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 South-southeast.
Map direction South-southeast 167°
3.4°
1:44 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 South.
Map direction South 180°
3.9°
3:11 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction South-southwest 199°
2.2°
3:18 am Wed, May 26
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction South-southwest 201°
2.0°
3:25 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Additionally, the eclipsed moon combined with dimming near horizon might make the Moon very hard or impossible to see.
Map direction South-southwest 202°
1.7°
4:10 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction South-southwest 212°
-0.2°
4:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 221°
-3.2°
5:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction Southwest 233°
-8.0°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility From FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jun 10, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Atlantic, Arctic
Nov 18–19, 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
Nov 7–8, 2022 Total 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 Fairbanks, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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