If you are in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, or in South-East Asia, you will see a
Super Full Moon totally eclipsed for about 14 minutes during this total lunar eclipse, weather permitting. Is this Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Washington DC? Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica. Expand for some cities where at least part of the total eclipse is visible Seoul, South Korea Houston, Texas, USA Manila, Philippines Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Singapore, Singapore Los Angeles, California, USA Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Mexico City, Ciudad de México, Mexico Taipei, Taiwan Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Lima, Lima, Peru Santiago, Chile Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia Hong Kong, Hong Kong Guatemala City, Guatemala Phoenix, Arizona, USA Tokyo, Japan Sydney, New South Wales, Australia San Francisco, California, USA Expand for some cities where partial eclipse is visible Montréal, Quebec, Canada Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil New York, New York, USA São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Toronto, Ontario, Canada Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA Detroit, Michigan, USA Caracas, Venezuela Chicago, Illinois, USA Havana, Cuba Buenos Aires, Argentina Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Hanoi, Vietnam Bangkok, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Is this eclipse visible in Washington DC? Eclipse Map and Animation
The animation shows where this total lunar eclipse is visible during the night (dark “wave” slowly moving across the Earth's surface).
Shades of darkness Night, moon high up in sky. Moon between 12 and 18 degrees above horizon. Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. Make sure you have free line of sight. Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight. Day, moon and eclipse both not visible. Note: Twilight will affect the visibility of the eclipse, as well as weather. The entire eclipse is visible from start to end. The entire partial and total phases are visible. Misses part of penumbral phase. The entire total phase is visible. Misses part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the total phase is visible. Misses part of total, partial & penumbral phases. Some of the partial phase is visible. Misses total phase and part of partial & penumbral phases. Some of the penumbral phase is visible. Misses total & partial phases. The eclipse is not visible at all. Note: Areas with lighter shadings left (West) of the center will experience the eclipse after moonrise/sunset. Areas with lighter shadings right (East) of the center will experience the eclipse until moonset/sunrise. Actual eclipse visibility depends on weather conditions and line of sight to the Moon. Super Full Blood Moon Eclipse
Total lunar eclipses are also sometimes called
Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow the Moon takes on during the eclipse.
On the day of the eclipse, the
Full Moon will be closest to the Earth, so it may look a larger in the sky, making it a Blood Super Moon eclipse. When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
Event UTC Time Time in Washington DC* Visible in Washington DC Penumbral Eclipse begins May 26 at 08:47:39 May 26 at 4:47:39 am Yes Partial Eclipse begins May 26 at 09:44:58 May 26 at 5:44:58 am Yes Full Eclipse begins May 26 at 11:11:26 May 26 at 7:11:26 am No, below the horizon Maximum Eclipse May 26 at 11:18:42 May 26 at 7:18:42 am No, below the horizon Full Eclipse ends May 26 at 11:25:54 May 26 at 7:25:54 am No, below the horizon Partial Eclipse ends May 26 at 12:52:23 May 26 at 8:52:23 am No, below the horizon Penumbral Eclipse ends May 26 at 13:49:44 May 26 at 9:49:44 am No, below the horizon
* The Moon is below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse is not visible.
Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.
magnitude of the eclipse is 1.009.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.954.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 2 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 53 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 14 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
All eclipses 1900 — 2199
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season:
June 10, 2021 — Annular Solar Eclipse