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Eclipse visible in Praia – Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Praia.

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

More about the Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Praia 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 PraiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:30 AM289°West-northwest30.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:33 AM291°West-northwest17.1° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:42 AM294°West-northwest2.5° 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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PraiaDec 21 at 6:52 AM294°West-northwest0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Praia would be around this time.
Moon near horizon, must have completely free sight or higher up than the surroundings.
MoonsetDec 21 at 6:55 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 7:16 AM296°West-northwest5.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 7:51 AM299°West-northwest12.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:00 AM306°Northwest25.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:03 AM315°Northwest36.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Praia (CVT - Cape Verde Time).

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
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Looks like in
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Path of the eclipse
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Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5 / Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Apr 25, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 2013SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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