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Flag for Brazil December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Brasilia: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:16 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Brasilia. 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
4:32 AM Dec 216:16 AM Dec 216:40 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Brasilia on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in BrasiliaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:29:20 AM317°Northwest35.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:32:39 AM307°Northwest24.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:40:50 AM300°West-northwest11.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 6:16:56 AM296°West-northwest4.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetDec 21 at 6:40:07 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:53:08 AM294°West-northwest2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:01:20 AM290°West-northwest17.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:04:31 AM288°West-northwest31.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Brasilia (BRST – Brasília Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Brasilia

Eclipse Visibility From BrasiliaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPenumbral
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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