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Flag for Tuvalu December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti, Tuvalu

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Funafuti: Total Lunar Eclipse


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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes

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December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Funafuti. 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
6:32 PM Dec 218:16 PM Dec 2110:01 PM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in FunafutiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:29 PM67°East-northeast10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 21 at 6:13 PM66°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:32 PM65°East-northeast3.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:40 PM61°East-northeast18.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16 PM58°East-northeast25.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:53 PM54°Northeast32.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:01 PM43°Northeast45.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:04 PM25°North-northeast53.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT – Tuvalu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Funafuti

Eclipse Visibility from FunafutiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
Partial
2010Jul 12SolarPartial
Total
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
Total
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
Total
2012Nov 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 10SolarPartial
Annular
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
Total
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 9SolarPartial
Total
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
Total
2018Jul 28LunarPenumbral
Total
2019Jan 21LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Funafuti, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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