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Flag for Sierra Leone December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

Max view in Freetown
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 6:53 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 5:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:53 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Freetown, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:32 AM Dec 216:53 AM Dec 217:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:29:20 AM292°West-northwest19.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:32:39 AM293°West-northwest5.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FreetownDec 21 at 6:53:35 AM294°West-northwest1.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Freetown would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetDec 21 at 7:01:26 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:40:50 AM296°West-northwest9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16:56 AM298°West-northwest16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:53:08 AM300°West-northwest24.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:01:20 AM308°Northwest37.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:04:31 AM320°Northwest48.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Freetown (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Freetown

Eclipse Visibility from FreetownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Freetown, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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