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Flag for Finland December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki, Finland (Helsingfors)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Helsinki: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Helsinki, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
8:32 AM Dec 219:24 AM Dec 219:32 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Helsinki on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in HelsinkiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:29:20 AM298°West-northwest10.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:32:39 AM311°Northwest4.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in HelsinkiDec 21 at 9:24:22 AM321°Northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Helsinki 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 9:32:02 AM323°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 9:40:50 AM325°Northwest0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 10:16:56 AM332°North-northwest2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:53:08 AM340°North-northwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:01:20 PM355°North7.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 1:04:31 PMNorth6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Helsinki (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Helsinki

Eclipse Visibility From HelsinkiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Helsinki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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