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Flag for Sierra Leone June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Freetown: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Ended: Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 36 minutes


June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Freetown. 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
7:07 PM Jun 158:12 PM Jun 1510:02 PM Jun 15
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 5:24:36 PM112°East-southeast23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 6:22:57 PM112°East-southeast10.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJun 15 at 7:07:26 PM114°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 7:22:31 PM114°East-southeast3.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseJun 15 at 8:12:41 PM117°East-southeast13.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsJun 15 at 9:02:42 PM121°East-southeast24.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsJun 15 at 10:02:15 PM127°Southeast35.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 15 at 11:00:44 PM138°Southeast46.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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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