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Flag for North Korea June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pyongyang, North Korea

Max view in Pyongyang
Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Pyongyang: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Ended: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Pyongyang

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Pyongyang. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:22 AM Jun 165:07 AM Jun 165:12 AM Jun 16
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Local times for eclipse in Pyongyang on Thursday, June 16, 2011

EventTime in PyongyangDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 2:24 AM208°South-southwest21.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 3:22 AM220°Southwest15.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJun 16 at 4:22 AM231°Southwest7.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PyongyangJun 16 at 5:07 AM238°West-southwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Pyongyang 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 16 at 5:12 AM239°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 16 at 5:12 AM239°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 16 at 6:02 AM246°West-southwest8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 16 at 7:02 AM255°West-southwest19.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 16 at 8:00 AM263°West29.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Pyongyang (KST – Korea Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Pyongyang

Eclipse Visibility from PyongyangVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 6SolarPartial
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Pyongyang, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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