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Flag for French Polynesia December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Max view in Taiohae
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:01 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Taiohae: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:01 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Taiohae

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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 partialMaxMoonset
3:15 AM Dec 105:01 AM Dec 105:23 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Taiohae on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in TaiohaeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:03 AM311°Northwest40.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:15 AM301°West-northwest26.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:36 AM295°West-northwest9.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 5:01 AM294°West-northwest4.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetDec 10 at 5:23 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 5:27 AM293°West-northwest0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:47 AM291°West-northwest19.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:00 AM291°West-northwest35.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Taiohae (MART – Marquesas Time).

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

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

Eclipses 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
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Jul 2SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Taiohae, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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