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Flag for Finland December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki, Finland (Helsingfors)

Max view in Helsinki
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Helsinki: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helsinki

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Helsinki. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
3:07 PM Dec 104:31 PM Dec 106:17 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Helsinki on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in HelsinkiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:33 PM20°North-northeast6.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:45 PM36°Northeast1.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 3:07 PM41°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:06 PM53°Northeast4.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 4:31 PM58°East-northeast7.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:57 PM63°East-northeast9.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:17 PM79°East18.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:30 PM94°East27.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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 visible in Helsinki

Eclipse Visibility from HelsinkiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
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