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Flag for Australia June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Townsville: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 3:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Townsville

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Townsville. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:22 AM Jun 166:12 AM Jun 166:47 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Townsville on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in TownsvilleDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 3:24:36 AM256°West-southwest43.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 4:22:57 AM254°West-southwest30.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 5:22:31 AM251°West-southwest17.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 6:12:41 AM248°West-southwest6.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetJun 16 at 6:47:08 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 7:02:42 AM244°West-southwest2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 8:02:15 AM239°West-southwest15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 9:00:44 AM231°Southwest26.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Townsville (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Townsville

Eclipse Visibility From TownsvilleVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Townsville, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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