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Eclipses in New Orleans, LA, USA

May 26, 2021 at 6:02 am
Near max in New Orleans
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in New Orleans
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 3:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:03 am 0.968 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:06 am
Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — New Orleans

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
3:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 225°
23.4°
4:44 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction Southwest 235°
14.1°
6:03 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in New Orleans This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in New Orleans. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in New Orleans 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 245°
0.2°
6:06 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 245°
-0.2°
6:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 246°
-1.0°
6:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 247°
-2.6°
6:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 248°
-4.6°
7:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 257°
-21.8°
8:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 262°
-33.5°

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in New Orleans, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in New Orleans

Eclipse Visibility From New OrleansVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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
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 New Orleans, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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