Lunar eclipses

When is the next Total Lunar Eclipse?

The next five occasions you can watch the Moon turn crimson, orange and pink.

Although they’re relatively rare, a Total Lunar Eclipse is much more common than a Total Solar Eclipse. They’re also visible over a much, much wider area – as much as half the planet – so there’s no reason to travel to see one; just wait a few years for the Earth’s shadow to completely cover the Moon.

January 31, 2018
Visible in: Asia, Australia, Pacific, North America

July 27, 2018
Visible in: South America, Europe, Africa, Asia & Australia

January 21, 2019
Visible in: Pacific, Americas, Europe & Africa

May 2021, 2021
Visible in: Asia, Australia, Pacific & Americas

May 16, 2022
Visible in: Americas, Europe & Africa

NASA’s lunar eclipse page is helpful, but is better if you want to see if your home town is in the eclipse path.

Photo credit: NASA