This Week’s Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse Can Be Seen From All 50 States

Will you be able to see 2021’s “Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse It depends on where you live on the planet, and even within North America. This is because the full Flower Moon, also technically 2021’s brightest, most powerful and best “supermoon”, will set in North America as it gets ready to turn red.

It’s a big shame for the east coast and most of the midwest U.S.A., but it will still be possible at least someof this five-act total lunar Eclipse from anywhere in the U.S.

Here’s exactly what you will see, no matter where you are. And when you can view the “Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse” anywhere in the U.S.

TL:DR: Totality will be visible from 15 U.S. States, as well as areas of western Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. The best views of “Blood Moon,” which occurs at 4:11-4:25 AM on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, can be seen from the West Coast. The best views will be from Hawaii and Alaska. However, many central U.S. States will also experience a partial lunar eclipse, when the full Moon turns into a strange-looking “Half Moon.” East coast will only see the full Moon’s brightness drop before it sets.

Why the “West is best” for the “Blood Moon”

All will be visible for those who live in Hawaii or on the West Coast. All five phases of the total lunar Eclipse will be visible during these global Universal Time (UTC) times.

  • 1. From 08:47 to 09:44 UTC, the full Moon enters Earth’s outer shadow (penumbral moon eclipse). This takes place for 57 minutes. The Moon then drops in brightness.
  • 2. From 09:44-11.11 UTC, the full Moon becomes more reddish as it enters Earth’s inner shadow ( partial moon eclipse). 1 hour 27 minutes later, the full Moon starts to turn reddish.
  • 3. The totality of the full Moon (total lunar eclipse) at 11:11-11.25 UTC (14 minutes and 30 seconds – full moon is reddish).
  • 4. From 11:25 to 12:52 UTC, the full Moon slowly loses its redness ( partial moon eclipse). 1 hour 27 minutes later, the full Moon starts to turn grey.
  • 5.The full moon leaves Earth’s shadow and turns a dull grey (penumbral luna eclipse) between 12:52-13.49 UTC (57 mins – the full Moon is still bright).

It’s Acts 2 and 3 that are the most worthwhile observing, as you can see.

You only need to convert UTC to your local timezone. You can do this here but it is better to enter the location to see an exact schedule. The various stages of the eclipse could occur after the Moon has set in west.

This map should make sense.

As totality approaches, you can see the Moon setting midway across the country. The totality of the United States will be visible in 11 states west of this “moonset line”, including portions of Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. While everyone east won’t see the red Moon, some will be able to view the full Moon before it sets.

Below is the map showing the times for each U.S. state. You can also see what you will see and where to look in space. To see the “red moon” setting, most Americans will need to have a clear view of southwest horizon.

This interactive Google Map shows the total lunar eclipse. It allows you to see the height of each phase above the horizon.

From every U.S. capital, where can you see the total lunar eclipse of the “Super Flower Blood Moon” on May 26, 2021

You’ll notice a more partially eclipsed “Blood Mon”, the further you travel west. To see the complete schedule for each U.S. capital, click on the link. The time at “maximum”, which is the best view of the “red Moon” from this location, is the time at which the “maximum” link will be clicked.

It’s a global phenomenon so the times won’t change for the phases. However, how high above the Horizon the Moon is will alter. Enter your precise location to get the complete details.

  • Alabama (AL), Montgomery (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Alaska (AK) – Juneau (entire eclipse visible)
  • Arizona (AZ) – Phoenix (entire eclipse visible)
  • Arkansas (AR), Little Rock. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • California (CA) – Sacramento (entire eclipse visible)
  • Colorado (CO) Denver (entire Eclipse visible)
  • Connecticut (CT), Hartford (penumbral Phase only visible)
  • Delaware (DE), Dover (penumbral Phase only visible)
  • District of Columbia (DC), Washington (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Florida (FL), Tallahassee. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Georgia (GA) Atlanta (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Hawaii (HI) – Honolulu (entire eclipse visible)
  • Idaho (ID). Boise (entire Eclipse visible).
  • Illinois (IL). Springfield. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Indiana (IN), Indianapolis (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Iowa (IA – Des Moines – Penumbral and partial phase visible
  • Kansas (KS), Topeka. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Kentucky (KY – Frankfort (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Louisiana (LA), Baton Rouge. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Maine (ME) Augusta (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • Maryland (MD), Annapolis (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • Massachusetts (MA – Boston
  • Michigan (MI), Lansing. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Minnesota (MN) – St. Paul (penumbral phase and partial phases visible).
  • Mississippi (MS), Jackson (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Missouri (MO), Jefferson City. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Montana (MT) – Helena (entire eclipse visible)
  • Nebraska (NE), Lincoln (penumbral, partial phases visible).
  • Nevada (NV), Carson City (entire Eclipse visible)
  • New Hampshire (NH), Concord (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • New Jersey (NJ – Trenton (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • New Mexico (NM) – Santa Fe (entire eclipse visible)
  • New York (NY), Albany (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • North Carolina (NC), Raleigh (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • North Dakota (ND), Bismarck. (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Ohio (OH), Columbus (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Oklahoma (OK) – Oklahoma City (entire eclipse visible)
  • Oregon (OR), Salem (entire Eclipse visible)
  • Pennsylvania (PA – Harrisburg – Penumbral phase only visible
  • Rhode Island (RI), Providence (penumbral Phase only visible).
  • South Carolina (SC), Columbia (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • South Dakota (SD), Pierre (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Tennessee (TN) – Nashville (penumbral and partial phases visible)
  • Texas (TX), Austin (entire Eclipse visible)
  • Utah (UT) – Salt Lake City (entire Eclipse visible)
  • Vermont (VT), Montpelier. (penumbral phase visible only)
  • Virginia (VA), Richmond (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Washington (WA) – Olympia (entire eclipse visible)
  • West Virginia (WV), Charleston. (Penumbral and partial phase visible).
  • Wisconsin (WI), Madison (penumbrals and partial phases visible).
  • Wyoming (WY) – Cheyenne (entire eclipse visible)

It will be difficult to see the “Blood Moon” even for those in the west U.S.A., as this summary shows.

  • Very low in the southwest sky – Texas 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Low in the southwestern skies – New Mexico and Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah: 5:11-5.25 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Higher in the southwestern skies – Arizona (California, Nevada), Oregon, Washington: 4:11-4.25 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Hawaii has the best view, followed by Alaska and California’s coast.

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