People in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, or in South-East Asia, saw the Super Flower Full Moon totally eclipsed and turn a shade of red for about 14 minutes during this total lunar eclipse.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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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.
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Super Flower Blood Moon
The eclipse took place just a few hours after the Moon reached perigee, the closest point to Earth on its orbit, making it a Super Flower Blood Moon.
This eclipse also marks the beginning of an “almost tetrad” because it kicks off a series of four big lunar eclipses in two years. Three of these eclipses are total, while one of them, on November 18-19, 2021, is a deep partial eclipse. So deep that it is almost a total eclipse.
When the Eclipse Happened 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 began||May 26 at 08:47:39||May 26 at 4:47:39 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||May 26 at 09:44:58||May 26 at 5:44:58 am||Yes|
|Full Eclipse began||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 ended||May 26 at 11:25:54||May 26 at 7:25:54 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||May 26 at 12:52:23||May 26 at 8:52:23 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||May 26 at 13:49:44||May 26 at 9:49:44 am||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
Quick Facts About This Eclipse
|Magnitude||1.009||Fraction of the Moon’s diameter covered by Earth’s umbra|
|Obscuration||100.0%||Percentage of the Moon's area covered by Earth's umbra|
|Penumbral magnitude||1.954||Fraction of the Moon's diameter covered by Earth's penumbra|
|Overall duration||5 hours, 2 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of all eclipse phases|
|Duration of totality||14 minutes||Period between the beginning and end of the total phase|
|Duration of partial phases||2 hours, 53 minutes||Combined period of both partial phases|
|Duration of penumbral phases||1 hour, 55 minutes||Combined period of both penumbral phases|
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