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Eclipse visible in Chengdu – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Chengdu, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Chengdu 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 ChengduDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 1:30 PM10°North35.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 2:33 PM26°North-northeast31.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:42 PM40°Northeast23.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 4:16 PM47°Northeast19.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 4:51 PM52°Northeast13.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:00 PM62°East-northeast1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 6:06 PM62°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ChengduDec 21 at 6:09 PM63°East-northeast0.4° 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 Chengdu 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 7:03 PM69°East-northeast10.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Chengdu (CST - China Standard Time).

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Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 19, 2007SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28, 2007LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9 / Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 22, 2009SolarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 1, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10 / Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 21, 2012SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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