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Flag for Mauritania December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nouakchott, Mauritania

Max view in Nouakchott
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 7:27 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Nouakchott: Partial Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 7:27 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

Location

December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nouakchott

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Nouakchott, 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
6:32 AM Dec 217:27 AM Dec 217:30 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Nouakchott on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in NouakchottDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:29 AM288°West-northwest25.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:32 AM291°West-northwest11.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NouakchottDec 21 at 7:27 AM295°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nouakchott 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 7:30 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:40 AM296°West-northwest1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16 AM299°West-northwest10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:53 AM302°West-northwest17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:01 AM311°Northwest29.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:04 AM323°Northwest39.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nouakchott (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nouakchott

Eclipse Visibility from NouakchottVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
Total
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
Total
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
Total
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nouakchott, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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