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Flag for Brazil June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Max view in Rio de Janeiro
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Rio de Janeiro: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Ended: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rio de Janeiro

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Rio de Janeiro. 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
5:13 PM Jun 155:17 PM Jun 157:02 PM Jun 15
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Local times for eclipse in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EventTime in Rio de JaneiroDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 2:24:36 PM138°Southeast30.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 3:22:57 PM128°Southeast21.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 4:22:31 PM120°East-southeast10.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 15 at 5:12:41 PM115°East-southeast0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJun 15 at 5:13:18 PM115°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Rio de JaneiroJun 15 at 5:17:20 PM115°East-southeast0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rio de Janeiro 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsJun 15 at 6:02:42 PM111°East-southeast9.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJun 15 at 7:02:15 PM107°East-southeast22.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 15 at 8:00:44 PM103°East-southeast34.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rio de Janeiro (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rio de Janeiro

Eclipse Visibility from Rio de JaneiroVisibility 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
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rio de Janeiro, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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