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Flag for Iceland December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik, Iceland (Reykjavíkurborg)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Reykjavik: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Reykjavik

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Reykjavik. 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
6:32 AM Dec 218:16 AM Dec 2110:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Reykjavik on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in ReykjavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:29:20 AM256°West-southwest32.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:32:39 AM270°West25.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:40:50 AM284°West-northwest18.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16:56 AM292°West-northwest15.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:53:08 AM299°West-northwest11.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:01:20 AM313°Northwest5.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:04:31 AM327°North-northwest1.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Reykjavik (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Reykjavik

Eclipse Visibility from ReykjavikVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPenumbral
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