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February 20, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Las Cruces, NM, USA

Feb 20, 2027 at 6:03 pm
Near max in Las Cruces
Global Event: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Las Cruces, New Mexico
Begins: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 5:59 pm
Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 6:02 pm -0.842 Magnitude
Ends: Sat, Feb 20, 2027 at 6:13 pm
Duration: 14 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


February 20, 2027 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Las Cruces

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

2:12 pm Sat, Feb 20Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction Northeast 38°
4:12 pm Sat, Feb 20Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-northeast 63°
5:59 pm Sat, Feb 20RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East 79°
6:02 pm Sat, Feb 20
Maximum in Las Cruces This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Las Cruces. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Las Cruces 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East 79°
6:13 pm Sat, Feb 20
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Map direction East 80°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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 Las Cruces

Eclipse Visibility From Las CrucesVisibility Worldwide
Sep 17, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse
Aug 27–28, 2026 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Feb 20, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse

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