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Eclipses in Groton, CT, USA

May 26, 2021 at 5:17 am
Max View in Groton
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Groton
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:17 am -0.445 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 5:23 am
Duration: 36 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Groton

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:47 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 West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 236°
5.0°
5:17 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Groton This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Groton. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Groton because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-southwest 241°
0.6°
5:23 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 242°
-0.2°
5:44 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 245°
-4.3°
7:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 258°
-19.2°
7:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West 259°
-20.5°
7:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 260°
-21.7°
8:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 273°
-37.3°
9:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-northwest 283°
-47.4°

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 Groton, 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.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Groton

Eclipse Visibility From GrotonVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Penumbral 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 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
May 15–16, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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

Note: Click on the date link for details in Groton, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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