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Eclipse visible in Athens – Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Athens, but it can 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.

More about the Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Athens on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:30 AM300°West-northwest0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AthensDec 21 at 7:32 AM300°West-northwest0.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Athens 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 7:34 AM301°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:33 AM310°Northwest9.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 9:42 AM322°Northwest18.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 10:16 AM329°North-northwest22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:51 AM337°North-northwest25.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:00 Noon353°North28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 1:03 PMNorth28.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Athens (EET - Eastern European Time).

Other eclipses visible in Athens

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Athens
Looks like in
Athens
Path of the eclipse
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 4, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 2013SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 20, 2015SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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