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Flag for Gabon December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-Gentil, Gabon

Max view in Port-Gentil
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Port-Gentil: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes

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December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Port-Gentil

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Port-Gentil, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
6:25 PM Dec 106:26 PM Dec 106:30 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Port-Gentil on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Port-GentilDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 12:33 PM14°North-northeast67.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:45 PM44°Northeast59.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:06 PM59°East-northeast43.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 3:31 PM62°East-northeast38.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 3:57 PM64°East-northeast33.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 5:17 PM67°East-northeast15.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 6:25 PM67°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port-GentilDec 10 at 6:26 PM67°East-northeast0.3°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Port-Gentil 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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:30 PM67°East-northeast0.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Port-Gentil (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port-Gentil

Eclipse Visibility from Port-GentilVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
Annular
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
Total
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
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 Port-Gentil, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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