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Eclipse visible in São Paulo – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in São Paulo.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in São Paulo on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in São PauloDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:30 AM319°Northwest28.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:33 AM309°Northwest18.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:42 AM300°West-northwest6.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 6:16 AM296°West-northwest0.1° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 6:17 AM296°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:51 AM293°West-northwest7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:00 AM288°West-northwest21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:03 AM283°West-northwest34.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for São Paulo (BRST - Brasília Summer Time).

Other eclipses visible in São Paulo

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in São PauloLooks like in São PauloPath of the eclipse
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 11, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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