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Flag for Australia December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Cairns: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 3:30 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes

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December 10, 2011 – December 11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairns

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cairns. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:45 PM Dec 1012:31 AM Dec 112:17 AM Dec 11
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Local times for eclipse in Cairns on Sunday, December 11, 2011

EventTime in CairnsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 9:33 PM44°Northeast35.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 10:45 PM27°North-northeast45.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 11 at 12:06 AMNorth49.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 11 at 12:31 AM352°North49.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 11 at 12:57 AM343°North-northwest48.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 11 at 2:17 AM321°Northwest39.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 11 at 3:30 AM308°Northwest27.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairns (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Cairns

Eclipse Visibility from CairnsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarTotal
Total
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
Annular
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
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