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2021 Lunar Eclipses

Eclipses of the Moon

A lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow.

      1. Date
      2. Type
      3. Where Visible
      1. May 26, 2021
      2. Total eclipse
      3. SE Asia, N. America, S. America
      1. Nov 18-19, 2021
      2. Partial eclipse
      3. Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa

    The Earth's shadow has two parts:

    Umbra - dark inner shadow. Total lunar eclipses occur when the entire Moon passes through the umbral shadow. Partial lunar eclipses occur when only a portion of the Moon passes through the umbral shadow.

    Penumbra - faint outer shadow. Penumbral lunar eclipses occur when the Moon passes through the penumbral shadow but are very difficult to observer so are of internest mainly to astonomers.