There will be a total of 2 moon eclipses and 2 sun eclipses in the year 2021. Today we’re going to feature the dates for each of the solar and lunar eclipses happening in 2021.
What is an Eclipse?
There are two types of eclipses. You’ll find that there is a lunar eclipse which is when the full moon enters into the shadow of Earth thus cutting off all or part of the sunlight reflected off the moon.
A solar eclipse is when the moon passes directly in front of the sun thus blocking all or most of the sunlight. This type of excise is only visible in certain areas and requires the use of special glasses so that your eyesight isn’t ruined.
May 26, 2021
This eclipse happened already, and it was a total eclipse of the moon. This eclipse was only partially visible from North America. While some people in the Western part of North America may have been able to see it.
June 10, 2021
This was an annular eclipse of the sun. The eclipse was visible from North America with the best viewing in northern and northeastern North America. This is an annulus eclipse so you’ll probably see a ring around the sun, but not full coverage of the sun by the moon.
November 19, 2021
This upcoming eclipse in 2021 is a partial eclipse of the moon. Those in North America and Hawaii will see this eclipse pretty easily. The best viewing will be around 1am and it will continue through 2:18am.
December 4, 2021
In December of 2021 you’ll be able to witness this total eclipse of the sun. Sadly, those in North America will miss the final solar eclipse of 2021. This won’t be visible from North America.
There are more lunar and solar eclipses expected to be in our night sky in the year 2022. As of right now, it appears that we’ll be able to see approximately 4 eclipses in 2022.