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Flag for Australia December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Max view in Mackay
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Mackay: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 9:04 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

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December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mackay

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mackay. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:43 PM Dec 216:52 PM Dec 218:01 PM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Mackay on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in MackayDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:29 PM76°East-northeast41.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:32 PM73°East-northeast27.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:40 PM69°East-northeast13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 6:16 PM66°East-northeast6.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 6:43 PM64°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in MackayDec 21 at 6:52 PM63°East-northeast1.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mackay would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:53 PM63°East-northeast1.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:01 PM56°East-northeast14.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:04 PM47°Northeast26.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mackay (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Mackay.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Mackay

Eclipse Visibility from MackayVisibility 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 14SolarPartial
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Mackay, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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