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Flag for Kiribati December 11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:31 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kiritimati. 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
2:45 AM Dec 114:31 AM Dec 116:17 AM Dec 11
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, December 11, 2011

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 11 at 1:33:36 AM319°Northwest61.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 11 at 2:45:44 AM303°West-northwest48.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 11 at 4:06:18 AM296°West-northwest30.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 11 at 4:31:49 AM294°West-northwest25.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 11 at 4:57:25 AM293°West-northwest19.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 11 at 6:17:59 AM292°West-northwest1.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetDec 11 at 6:27:36 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 11 at 7:30:01 AM294°West-northwest14.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15 / Apr 16LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016May 10MercuryTransit
2017Aug 8LunarPenumbral
2018Feb 1LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 12MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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