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Flag for Brazil December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

São Paulo: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:15 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — São Paulo

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in São Paulo. 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 216:15 AM Dec 216:18 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in São Paulo on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in São PauloDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:29:20 AM320°Northwest29.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:32:39 AM309°Northwest19.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:40:50 AM300°West-northwest6.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 6:16:56 AM296°West-northwest0.3°
Moon 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 6:18:32 AM296°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:53:08 AM293°West-northwest7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:01:20 AM288°West-northwest21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:04:31 AM283°West-northwest34.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for São Paulo (BRST – Brasília Summer Time).

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.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in São Paulo

Eclipse Visibility From São PauloVisibility 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
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Jul 16LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in São Paulo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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