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Flag for Greenland December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk, Greenland (Godthåb)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 5:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nuuk: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nuuk

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nuuk. 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
3:32 AM Dec 215:16 AM Dec 217:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Nuuk on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in NuukDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 2:29 AM224°Southwest43.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 3:32 AM241°West-southwest38.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 4:40 AM258°West-southwest31.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 5:16 AM266°West27.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 5:53 AM274°West23.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 7:01 AM288°West-northwest16.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:04 AM301°West-northwest10.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nuuk (WGT – West Greenland Time).

Eclipses visible in Nuuk

Eclipse Visibility from NuukVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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