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When Is the Next Lunar Eclipse?

There are at least 2 lunar eclipses each year. Find out when the next one is and if you can see it from your location.

Total lunar eclipse over Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Total lunar eclipse over Santa Fe, USA.

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The next lunar eclipse will be on May 26, 2021.

It will be a spectacular total lunar eclipse where the Earth's umbra, the darkest part of its shadow, completely covers the Moon. Because a totally eclipsed Moon is usually colored red, total lunar eclipses are also called Blood Moons.

A lunar eclipse can be seen from all locations on the night side of Earth.

Only some stages of this eclipse will be visible in Washington DC because the Moon will be below the horizon for some of the time.

Find out when you can see it in Washington DC and check out the local weather forecast to see if you will have clear skies to view the eclipse!

See our live stream schedule to find out if we are planning to cover this event.

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