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Flag for Canada December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

Max view in Cape Dorset
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cape Dorset: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Dorset

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cape Dorset. 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
7:45 AM Dec 109:31 AM Dec 109:49 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Dorset on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Cape DorsetDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:33 AM289°West-northwest15.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 7:45 AM304°Northwest8.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 9:06 AM321°Northwest2.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 9:31 AM327°North-northwest0.8°
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 North-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 10 at 9:49 AM330°North-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:57 AM332°North-northwest0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 11:17 AM350°North2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 12:30 PMNorth2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cape Dorset (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cape Dorset

Eclipse Visibility from Cape DorsetVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cape Dorset, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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