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Flag for French Polynesia December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Taiohae: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 20, 2010 – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Taiohae. 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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
9:02 PM Dec 2010:46 PM Dec 2012:31 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Taiohae on Monday, December 20, 2010

EventTime in TaiohaeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 7:59:20 PM57°East-northeast26.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 9:02:39 PM49°Northeast38.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 10:10:50 PM35°Northeast49.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 20 at 10:46:56 PM24°North-northeast53.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 20 at 11:23:08 PM10°North56.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:31:20 AM343°North-northwest55.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 1:34:31 AM323°Northwest48.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Taiohae (MART – Marquesas Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Taiohae

Eclipse Visibility From TaiohaeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
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