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Flag for Norway December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

Max view in Longyearbyen
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 9:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Longyearbyen: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

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

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

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Longyearbyen

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Longyearbyen. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
7:32 AM Dec 219:16 AM Dec 2111:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Longyearbyen on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in LongyearbyenDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:29:20 AM285°West-northwest20.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:32:39 AM299°West-northwest17.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 8:40:50 AM315°Northwest14.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 9:16:56 AM323°Northwest13.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 9:53:08 AM331°North-northwest12.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:01:20 AM346°North-northwest11.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:04:31 PMNorth10.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Longyearbyen (CET – Central European Time).

Eclipses visible in Longyearbyen

Eclipse Visibility from LongyearbyenVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jun 1 / Jun 2SolarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 21SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarTotal
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Aug 11SolarPartial
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
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