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Eclipse visible in Lagos – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Lagos, but it can 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

Local times for eclipse in Lagos 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 LagosDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:30 AM294°West-northwest3.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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 7:33 AM296°West-northwest10.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:42 AM300°West-northwest25.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 9:16 AM303°West-northwest32.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:51 AM307°Northwest38.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:00 AM320°Northwest50.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:03 PM339°North-northwest58.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Lagos (WAT - West Africa Time).

Other eclipses visible in Lagos

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in LagosLooks like in LagosPath of the eclipse
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 2013SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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