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Flag for China December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China

Max view in Shanghai
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Shanghai: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Shanghai

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Shanghai, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
4:53 PM Dec 214:56 PM Dec 216:01 PM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Shanghai on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in ShanghaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 1:29:20 PM27°North-northeast30.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 2:32:39 PM41°Northeast23.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:40:50 PM52°Northeast13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 4:16:56 PM57°East-northeast7.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 4:53:08 PM62°East-northeast0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 4:53:57 PM62°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ShanghaiDec 21 at 4:56:57 PM63°East-northeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Shanghai 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.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:01:20 PM70°East-northeast12.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 7:04:31 PM77°East-northeast24.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Shanghai (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Shanghai

Eclipse Visibility from ShanghaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Shanghai, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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