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Flag for New Zealand December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga, New Zealand

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Tauranga: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Ended: Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 – December 22, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Tauranga

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Tauranga. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
8:33 PM Dec 219:16 PM Dec 2111:01 PM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Tauranga on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in TaurangaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:29:20 PM76°East-northeast22.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:32:39 PM68°East-northeast10.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 8:33:44 PM59°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:40:50 PM58°East-northeast1.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 9:16:56 PM52°Northeast6.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:53:08 PM46°Northeast11.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:01:20 PM33°North-northeast20.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 22 at 12:04:31 AM19°North-northeast25.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Tauranga (NZDT – New Zealand Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Tauranga

Eclipse Visibility From TaurangaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21 / Dec 22LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Tauranga, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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