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Eclipses in Sterling Heights, MI, USA

May 26, 2021 at 6:01 am
Near max in Sterling Heights
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Sterling Heights
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:01 am 0.261 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:05 am
Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sterling Heights

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 228°
10.6°
5:44 am Wed, May 26
Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 238°
2.5°
6:01 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Sterling Heights This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Sterling Heights. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Sterling Heights 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 240°
0.2°
6:05 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 241°
-0.2°
7:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 251°
-11.7°
7:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 252°
-12.9°
7:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
-14.1°
8:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 266°
-29.2°
9:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 276°
-39.3°

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 Sterling Heights, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sterling Heights

Eclipse Visibility From Sterling HeightsVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Partial 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

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