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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, CA, USA

May 26, 2021 at 4:18 am
Max View in San Francisco, California
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse in San Francisco, California
Began: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 1:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:18 am 1.009 Magnitude
Ended: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:01 am
Duration: 4 hours, 14 minutes

All times shown on this page are local time.


May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in San Francisco. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (PDT) for San Francisco. This calculation uses a Delta T value of 69.4 seconds.

1:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction South-southwest 192°
2:45 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.Map direction South-southwest 206°
4:11 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.Map direction Southwest 224°
4:18 am Wed, May 26
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.Map direction Southwest 226°
4:25 am Wed, May 26
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.Map direction Southwest 227°
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°
6:01 am Wed, May 26SettingMoonset SettingMap direction West-southwest 242°
6:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 249°

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 was 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
Oct 14, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse
Mar 24–25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse
Apr 8, 2024 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse
Sep 17, 2024 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse
Mar 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse

Note: Click on the date link for details in San Francisco, or the path map image for global details.

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