Lunar Eclipses: 2021 - 2030

Fred Espenak

A concise summary of all lunar eclipses from 2021 through 2030 is presented in the table below. The first column gives the Calendar Date of the instant of greatest eclipse[1]. The second column TD of Greatest Eclipse is the Terrestrial Dynamical Time of greatest eclipse. The third column lists the Eclipse Type which is either Total, Partial, or Penumbral.

Eclipses recur over the Saros cycle, a period of approximately 18 years 11 days. Each eclipse belongs to the Saros Series shown in the 4th column. The Umbral Magnitude[2] (column 5) gives the fraction of the Moon's diameter immersed in Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse. The Eclipse Duration[3] gives the length of the partial eclipse. If the eclipse is total then two durations are listed. The first is the interval between the beginning and end of the partial phases. The second value (in bold) is the duration the total phase. Finally, the Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility[4] provides a brief description of the regions where each eclipse will be seen.

Two fields in the summary table provide links to graphics and additional information for each eclipse. A figure consisting of a diagram and map for each eclipse may be seen by clicking on the Calendar Date. The top diagram shows the Moon's trajectory with respect to Earth's penumbral and umbral shadows. The equidistant cylindrical projection map below illustrates the geographpic region of visibility for each phase of the eclipse. These figures are described in greater detail in the Key to Lunar Eclipse Maps. Each figure is stored as a PDF file of about 110 kilobytes.

All eclipses belonging to a particular Saros Series are listed in a table linked through the Saros number.

The Key to Lunar Eclipse Decade Table contains a more detailed description of each item in the table.

For more data on lunar eclipses during this period, see Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: 2001 to 2100 .

Lunar Eclipses: 2021 - 2030
Calendar Date TD of Greatest Eclipse Eclipse Type Saros Series Umbral Magnitude Eclipse Duration Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility
2021 May 26 11:19:53 Total 121 1.009 03h07m
e Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2021 Nov 19 09:04:06 Partial 126 0.974 03h28m Americas, n Europe, e Asia, Australia, Pacific
2022 May 16 04:12:42 Total 131 1.414 03h27m
Americas, Europe, Africa
2022 Nov 08 11:00:22 Total 136 1.359 03h40m
Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2023 May 05 17:24:05 Penumbral 141 -0.046 - Africa, Asia, Australia
2023 Oct 28 20:15:18 Partial 146 0.122 01h17m e Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2024 Mar 25 07:13:59 Penumbral 113 -0.132 - Americas
2024 Sep 18 02:45:25 Partial 118 0.085 01h03m Americas, Europe, Africa
2025 Mar 14 06:59:56 Total 123 1.178 03h38m
Pacific, Americas, w Europe, w Africa
2025 Sep 07 18:12:58 Total 128 1.362 03h29m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2026 Mar 03 11:34:52 Total 133 1.151 03h27m
e Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas
2026 Aug 28 04:14:04 Partial 138 0.930 03h18m e Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa
2027 Feb 20 23:14:06 Penumbral 143 -0.057 - Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2027 Jul 18 16:04:09 Penumbral 110 -1.068 - e Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
2027 Aug 17 07:14:59 Penumbral 148 -0.525 - Pacific, Americas
2028 Jan 12 04:14:13 Partial 115 0.066 00h56m Americas, Europe, Africa
2028 Jul 06 18:20:57 Partial 120 0.389 02h21m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2028 Dec 31 16:53:15 Total 125 1.246 03h29m
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific
2029 Jun 26 03:23:22 Total 130 1.844 03h40m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Mid East
2029 Dec 20 22:43:12 Total 135 1.117 03h33m
Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia
2030 Jun 15 18:34:34 Partial 140 0.502 02h24m Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
2030 Dec 09 22:28:51 Penumbral 145 -0.163 - Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia

Geographic abbreviations (used above): n = north, s = south, e = east, w = west, c = central

[1] Greatest Eclipse is the instant when the distance between the axis of Earth's umbral shadow and the center of the Moon's disk reaches a minimum.

[2] Umbral magnitude is the fraction of the Moon's diameter obscured by Earth's umbral shadow at the instant of greatest eclipse. For total eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always greater than or equal to 1. For partial eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always greater than 0 and less than 1. For penumbral eclipses, the umbral magnitude is always negative (i.e., less than 0).

[3] Eclipse Duration is the duration of the partial phase of a partial eclipse. For total eclipses two values are given. The first is the period between the beginning and end of the partial phases, while the second value (in bold is the duration of the total phase.

[4] Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility is the portion of Earth's surface where some portion of the eclipse can be seen.

Decade Tables of Lunar Eclipses

Every link in the following table displays a page containing 10 years of lunar eclipses. Each eclipse has links to diagrams, maps and saros tables.

Ten Year Tables of Lunar Eclipses
1901-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000
2001-2010 2011-2020 2021-2030 2031-2040 2041-2050
2051-2060 2061-2070 2071-2080 2081-2090 2091-2100

Lunar Eclipse Catalogs
Lunar Eclipse Resources
Lunar Eclipse Publications Online

Special thanks to National Space Club summer interns Christopher Barrow for his valuable assistance in preparing this web page (July 2004) and Sumit Dutta for meticulously updating the Eclipse Web Site to NASA/W3C standards (July 2005).

All eclipse calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Some of the information presented on this web site is based on data published in Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000.

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC"

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2013 Dec 09