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

Max view in Brasilia
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

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December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia

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Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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 AM317°Northwest35.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:32 AM307°Northwest24.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:40 AM300°West-northwest11.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 6:16 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 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:53 AM294°West-northwest2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:01 AM290°West-northwest17.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:04 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 visible in Brasilia

Eclipse Visibility from BrasiliaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
Partial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Total
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Partial
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