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Flag for Egypt December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

Max view in Cairo
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Cairo: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes

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December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Cairo, 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
4:54 PM Dec 104:57 PM Dec 106:17 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:33 PM30°North-northeast31.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:45 PM45°Northeast22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:06 PM58°East-northeast9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 4:31 PM61°East-northeast3.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 4:54 PM64°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:57 PM64°East-northeast0.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairoDec 10 at 4:57 PM64°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cairo 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 10 at 6:17 PM73°East-northeast15.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:30 PM80°East30.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairo (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility from CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
Partial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
Total
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cairo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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