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Eclipse visible in Wellington – Dec 21 – Dec 22, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Wellington.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:30 PM78°East-northeast23.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:33 PM69°East-northeast12.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:42 PM58°East-northeast1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 8:50 PM57°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 9:16 PM53°Northeast3.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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 9:51 PM47°Northeast8.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:00 PM34°Northeast16.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 22 at 12:03 AM20°North-northeast21.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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

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

Times are local for Wellington (NZDT - New Zealand Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Wellington

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Wellington
Looks like in
Wellington
Path of the eclipse
Apr 9, 2005SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 24, 2005LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17 / Oct 18, 2005LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 8, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 28 / Aug 29, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 7, 2008SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 10, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26 / Jun 27, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21 / Dec 22, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 25, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 11, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 4 / Jun 5, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 14, 2012SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 29, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 10, 2013SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8 / Oct 9, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4 / Apr 5, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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