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May 26, 2021 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
What This Lunar Eclipse Looks Like
Where to See the Eclipse
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Eclipse Map and Animation
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.
The 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.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: June 10, 2021 — Annular Solar Eclipse
Countdown until eclipse begins823Days 9Hrs 50Mins 13Secs
May 26, 2021 at 08:47:39 UTC
Find Eclipses in Your City
Eclipses in 2021
- May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
- Jun 10, 2021 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Nov 18–19, 2021 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 4, 2021 – Total Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse