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Eclipses in San Francisco, CA, USA

May 26, 2021 at 4:18 am
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Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in San Francisco
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 1:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:18 am 1.009 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:01 am
Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
1:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South-southwest 192°
30.0°
2:44 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction South-southwest 206°
26.2°
4:11 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Southwest 224°
16.3°
4:18 am Wed, May 26
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Southwest 226°
15.3°
4:25 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Southwest 227°
14.3°
5:52 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction West-southwest 241°
1.0°
6:01 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 242°
-0.2°
6:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°
-9.3°

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

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in San Francisco

Eclipse Visibility From San FranciscoVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
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
May 15, 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 San Francisco, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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