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Eclipse visible in Rustenburg – December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Rustenburg, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Rustenburg on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in RustenburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 1:35 PM93°East67.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:46 PM86°East52.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:08 PM79°East34.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 4:31 PM77°East-northeast30.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:55 PM76°East-northeast25.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:16 PM68°East-northeast8.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 6:55 PM65°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RustenburgDec 10 at 6:59 PM64°East-northeast0.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rustenburg 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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:28 PM61°East-northeast6.0° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.

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

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

Times are local for Rustenburg (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Rustenburg

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in RustenburgLooks like in RustenburgPath of the eclipse
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 22, 2006SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 26, 2009SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 15, 2010SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15 / Jun 16, 2011LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25 / Apr 26, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 3, 2013SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 13, 2015SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 28, 2015LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 1, 2016SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 16, 2016LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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