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Flag for Lesotho December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Maseru, Lesotho

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Maseru: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Maseru

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Maseru, but it could 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:02 PM Dec 107:05 PM Dec 107:30 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Maseru on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in MaseruDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:33 PM101°East-southeast67.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:45 PM90°East52.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:06 PM82°East35.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 4:31 PM79°East30.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:57 PM77°East-northeast25.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:17 PM69°East-northeast9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 7:02 PM64°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in MaseruDec 10 at 7:05 PM63°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Maseru 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:30 PM60°East-northeast4.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Times are local for Maseru (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Maseru

Eclipse Visibility from MaseruVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Maseru, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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