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Flag for Japan June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo, Japan

Max view in Tokyo
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tokyo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tokyo

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Tokyo, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:22 AM Jun 164:22 AM Jun 164:25 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Tokyo on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in TokyoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 2:24:36 AM221°Southwest17.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 3:22:57 AM231°Southwest9.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in TokyoJun 16 at 4:22:24 AM240°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Tokyo 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 4:22:31 AM240°West-southwest0.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 16 at 4:25:41 AM241°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 5:12:41 AM247°West-southwest8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 6:02:42 AM253°West-southwest17.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 7:02:15 AM261°West29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 8:00:44 AM268°West40.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Tokyo (JST – Japan Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Tokyo

Eclipse Visibility from TokyoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarPartial
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarAnnular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPenumbral
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Tokyo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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