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Eclipses in Wilmington, NC, USA

May 26, 2021 at 6:02 am
Near max in Wilmington
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Wilmington
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 4:47 am
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:03 am 0.285 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:06 am
Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes
Location

May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Wilmington

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

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
4:47 am Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.Map direction Southwest 233°
12.8°
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 241°
3.2°
6:03 am Wed, May 26
Maximum in Wilmington This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Wilmington. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Wilmington 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 244°
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 244°
-0.2°
7:11 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 252°
-12.9°
7:18 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 253°
-14.3°
7:25 am Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 254°
-15.7°
8:52 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 264°
-32.5°
9:49 am Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West 272°
-43.8°

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


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Wilmington

Eclipse Visibility From WilmingtonVisibility 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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