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Flag for Nigeria December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lagos, Nigeria

Max view in Lagos
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Lagos: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:04 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

Location

December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Lagos

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Lagos, 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.

More about the December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:29 AM Dec 216:45 AM Dec 216:47 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Lagos on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in LagosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:29 AM294°West-northwest3.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in LagosDec 21 at 6:45 AM294°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 Lagos 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 6:47 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:32 AM296°West-northwest10.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:40 AM300°West-northwest24.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 9:16 AM303°West-northwest32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:53 AM307°Northwest39.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:01 AM320°Northwest50.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:04 PM340°North-northwest58.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Lagos (WAT – West Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Lagos

Eclipse Visibility from LagosVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPenumbral
Total
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
Total
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Lagos, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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