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Flag for Réunion (French) December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Saint-Denis, Réunion (French)

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Saint-Denis: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Saint-Denis

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Saint-Denis. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:49 PM Dec 106:52 PM Dec 108:17 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Saint-Denis on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Saint-DenisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:33:36 PM78°East-northeast42.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:45:44 PM74°East-northeast26.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:06:18 PM69°East-northeast9.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 6:31:49 PM67°East-northeast2.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 6:49:37 PM66°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Saint-DenisDec 10 at 6:52:21 PM65°East-northeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Saint-Denis 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:57:25 PM65°East-northeast1.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:17:59 PM56°East-northeast17.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:30:01 PM46°Northeast29.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Saint-Denis (RET – Reunion Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Saint-Denis

Eclipse Visibility From Saint-DenisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 6VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 13SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPartial
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Saint-Denis, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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