Upcoming eclipses and transits

Upcoming eclipses and transits visible in Finland between years 2018-2028. All eclipse data valid for Ulvila, Finland.

  • Total Lunar eclipse 21.1.2019
    • Altitude @ maximum: 13 deg
    • Visibility: almost whole eclipse visible, except for the very end of penumbral eclipse, Moon sets before last penumbral phase ends, all of umbral eclipse visible; Moon setting
    • Direction: SW-W
    • Time: Monday, early morning
    • Comments: well visible total lunar eclipse, except it happens early in the morning, and the Moon sets before eclipse is fully over
    • Rating: 3/5

      190121_total lunar
      Total Lunar eclipse 21.1.2018, maximum eclipse
  • Partial Lunar eclipse 17.7.2019
    • Altitude @ maximum: 6 deg
    • Visibility: almost whole eclipse visible, except the beginning of the penumbral eclipse, all of partial eclipse visible
    • Direction: SE-S
    • Time: Wednesday, late evening, midnight
    • Comments: pretty OK partial lunar eclipse, but the Moon is at low altitude, beginning of the eclipse not visible
    • Rating: 2/5

      190717_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 17.7.2019, maximum eclipse
  • Transit of Mercury 11.11.2019
    • Altitude @ beginnig: 6 deg
    • Visibility: only the very beginning of transit is visible, Sun set after ~ 1,5 hours after the beginning of the transit
    • Direction: SW
    • Time: Monday, late afternoon-early evening
    • Comments: poorly visible transit of Mercury, Sun at low altitude, the Sun sets 1,5 hours after the beginning, low probability for good weather. Poor chances, but important event!
    • Rating: 2/5

      191111_transit of mercury
      Transit of Mercury 11.11.2019, beginning
  • Penumbral Lunar eclipse 10.1.2020
    • Altitude @ maximum: 36 deg
    • Visibility: entire eclipse visible, Moon rising
    • Direction: E-SE
    • Time: Friday, evening
    • Comments: well visible Lunar eclipse at Friday evening, except it is only a penumbral eclipse
    • Rating: 3/5

      200110_penumbral lunar
      Penumbral Lunar eclipse 10.1.2020, maximum eclipse
  • Penumbral Lunar eclipse 5.6.2020
    • Altitude @ the end: 4 deg
    • Visibility: only the very last phases of the eclipse visible, the eclipse is almost over when the Moon is rising
    • Direction: SE
    • Time: Friday, evening
    • Comments: Poorly visible Lunar eclipse, only a shallow penumbral, the eclipse is almost over when the Moon rises, at very low altitude, only positive thing: it happens at Friday evening
    • Rating: 0/5

      200605_penumbral lunar
      Penumbral Lunar eclipse 5.6.2020, Moon has just risen
  • Partial Solar eclipse 10.6.2021
    • Altitude @ maximum: 51 deg
    • Visibility: entire eclipse well visible
    • Direction: S
    • Time: Thursday, Noon
    • Comments: well visible partial solar eclipse
    • Rating: 4/5

      210610_partial solar
      Partial Solar eclipse 10.6.2021, maximum eclipse
  • Partial Lunar eclipse 19.11.2021
    • Altitude @ beginning: 3 deg
    • Visibility: poorly visible, Moon sets soon after the beginning of the eclipse
    • Direction: NW
    • Time: Friday, Morning
    • Comments: poorly visible partial lunar eclipse, Moon sets soon after the beginning of the eclipse, Moon at low altitude,  only the beginning of first penumbral phase visible
    • Rating: 1/5

      211119_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 19.11.2021
  • Total Lunar eclipse 16.5.2022
    • Altitude @ beginning: 1 deg
    • Visibility: poorly visible, Moon sets soon after the beginning of the eclipse
    • Direction: SW
    • Time: Monday, Morning
    • Comments: poorly visible total lunar eclipse, Moon sets soon after the beginning of the eclipse, Moon at very low altitude, only the very beginning of first penumbral phase visible
    • Rating: 0/5

      220516_total lunar
      Total Lunar eclipse 16.5.2022, partially visible from my location
  • Partial Solar eclipse 25.10.2022
    • Altitude @ maximum: 16 deg
    • Visibility: relatively well visible partial solar eclipse, entire eclipse visible
    • Direction: SW
    • Time: Tuesday, afternoon
    • Comments: relatively well visible partial solar eclipse, entire eclipse visible, poor chances for good weather
    • Rating: 3/5

      221025_partial solar
      Partial Solar eclipse 25.10.2022
  • Penumbral Lunar eclipse 5.5.2023
    • Altitude @ the end: 3 deg
    • Visibility: poorly visible, Moon rises when the eclipse is almost over
    • Direction: SE
    • Time: Friday, evening
    • Comments: poorly visible penumbral lunar eclipse, when the Moon rises, the eclipse is almost over, Moon at very low altitude, poor chances to see any eclipse
    • Rating: 0/5

      230505_penumbral lunar
      Penumbral lunar eclipse 5.5.2023
  • Partial Lunar eclipse 28.10.2023
    • Altitude @ maximum: 37 deg
    • Visibility: well visible partial lunar eclipse, entire eclipse visible
    • Direction: SE
    • Time: Saturday, evening
    • Comments: well visible partial lunar eclipse, entire eclipse visible, Moon at high altitude, Saturday evening! Poor chances for good weather.
    • Rating: 3/5

      231028_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 28.10.2023
  • Partial Lunar eclipse 18.9.2024
    • Altitude @ maximum: 9 deg
    • Visibility: relatively well visible partial Lunar eclipse, Moon sets before eclipse is fully over
    • Direction: SW
    • Time: Wednesday, evening
    • Comments: relatively well visible partial Lunar eclipse, Moon sets before eclipse is fully over, Moon at low altitude
    • Rating: 2/5

      240918_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 19.8.2024
  • Total Lunar eclipse 14.3.2025
    • Altitude @ beginning: 7 deg
    • Visibility: poorly visible total Lunar eclipse, the Moon sets before total eclipse
    • Direction: W
    • Time: Friday, Morning
    • Comments: poorly visible total Lunar eclipse, the Moon sets before total eclipse, Moon at low altitude, Sun rising, very light sky
    • Rating: 2/5

      250314_total lunar
      Total Lunar eclipse 14.3.2025
  • Partial Solar eclipse 29.3.2025
    • Altitude @ beginning: 31 deg
    • Visibility: well visible partial Solar eclipse
    • Direction: S-SW
    • Time: Saturday, noon
    • Comments: well visible partial Solar eclipse, Sun at relatively high altitude, whole eclipse visible, Saturday!
    • Rating: 4/5

      250329_partial solar
      Partial Solar Eclipse 29.3.2025
  • Total Lunar eclipse 7.9.2025
    • Altitude @ maximum: 5 deg
    • Visibility: partially visible total Lunar eclipse, beginning of the eclipse is not visible
    • Direction: E-SE
    • Time: Sunday, evening
    • Comments: partially visible total Lunar eclipse, beginning of the eclipse is not visible (entire total eclipse is visible), Moon at low altitude
    • Rating: 3/5

      250907_lunar total
      Total Lunar eclipse 7.9.2025
  • Partial Solar Eclipse 12.8.2026
    • Altitude @ maximum: 5 deg
    • Visibility: partially visible partial solar eclipse, the end of the eclipse is not visible
    • Direction: NW
    • Time: Wednesday, evening
    • Comments: partially visible partial solar eclipse. Deep partial (about, 84% at maximum), the Sun at low altitude at maximum, Sun sets before the eclipse ends. Total eclipse in Iceland and in Spain.
    • Rating: 2/5

      260812_partial solar
      Partial Solar eclipse 12.8.2026
  • Partial Lunar Eclipse 28.8.2026
    • Altitude @ deepest eclipse visible (~40%): 0 deg
    • Visibility: partially visible partial lunar eclipse, only beginning of the eclipse is visible
    • Direction: SW
    • Time: Friday, evening
    • Comments: partially visible partial lunar eclipse, only the beginning of eclipse visible. Moon at low altitude, Moon sets before maximum eclipse. Only positive thing: Friday evening!
    • Rating: 2/5

      260828_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 28.8.2026
  • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 21.2.2027
    • Altitude @ maximum: 37 deg.
    • Visibility: entire eclipse is visible
    • Direction: S
    • Time: Sunday, evening
    • Comments: well visible, rather deep penumbral lunar eclipse. Entire eclipse visible, Moon at high altitude!
    • Rating: 3/5

      270221_penumbral lunar
      Penumbral Lunar eclipse 21.2.2017
  • Partial Solar Eclipse 2.8.2027
    • Altitude @ maximum: 44 deg
    • Visibility: well visible partial solar eclipse, entire eclipse visible
    • Direction: S
    • Time: Monday, noon
    • Comments: well visible, but small (15% at maximum) partial solar eclipse. Sun at high altitude, entire eclipse visible.
    • Rating: 4/5

      270802_partial solar
      Partial Solar eclipse 2.8.2027
  • Partial Lunar eclipse 12.1.2028
    • Altitude @ maximum: 22 deg
    • Visibility: well visible partial lunar eclipse, entire eclipse visible
    • Direction: W
    • Time: Wednesday, morning
    • Comments: well visible, but small (7% at maximum) partial kunar eclipse. Moon at OK altitude during maximum, entire eclipse visible, Moon setting.
    • Rating: 4/5

      280112_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 12.1.2028
  • Partial Lunar Eclipse 6.7.2028
    • Altitude @ deepest eclipse visible: 0 deg
    • Visibility: poorly visible partial lunar eclipse, only the very end of last penumbral eclipse visible
    • Direction: SE
    • Time: Thursday, evening
    • Comments: poorly visible partial lunar eclipse. Only the very end of last penumbral eclipse visible, the eclipse is almost over when the Moon rises, Moon at low altitude
    • Rating: 0/5

      280706_partial lunar
      Partial Lunar eclipse 6.7.2028
  • Total Lunar Eclipse 31.12.2028
    • Altitude @ maximum: 21 deg.
    • Visibility: well visible total eclipse, entire eclipse visible
    • Direction: E
    • Time: Sunday, evening
    • Comments: well visible total lunar eclipse, entire eclipse visible. Poor chances for good weather. New Year’s eve!
    • Rating: 4/5

      281231_total lunar
      Total lunar eclipse 31.12.2028

Rating of the eclipses:

  • 5/5: total Solar eclipses, total Lunar eclipses, Transits of Mercury; entire event visible, maximum at high altitude
  • 4/5: partial Solar eclipses, partial Lunar eclipses, entire event visible, maximum at high altitude
  • 3/5: penumbral Lunar eclipses, entire event visible, maximum at high altitude
  • Every negative thing about the event reduces the rating for one point

 

 

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