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Flag for Australia December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Max view in Melbourne
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Melbourne: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:03 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 33 minutes

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December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Melbourne, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
8:42 PM Dec 218:45 PM Dec 219:00 PM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:30 PM93°East46.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:33 PM84°East34.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:42 PM75°East-northeast21.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 7:16 PM71°East-northeast15.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 7:51 PM66°East-northeast9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 8:42 PM59°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in MelbourneDec 21 at 8:45 PM59°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Melbourne would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:00 PM56°East-northeast2.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:03 PM46°Northeast11.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Melbourne (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
Total
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
Annular
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 13SolarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Melbourne, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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