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Eclipse visible in Belfast – Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Belfast.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Belfast on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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 BelfastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:30 AM276°West24.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:33 AM288°West-northwest16.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:42 AM300°West-northwest7.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16 AM307°Northwest3.3° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
MoonsetDec 21 at 8:50 AM313°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:51 AM313°Northwest0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:00 AM327°North-northwest6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:03 AM341°North-northwest10.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Belfast (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

Other eclipses visible in Belfast

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Belfast
Looks like in
Belfast
Path of the eclipse
Oct 3, 2005SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 14 / Mar 15, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 29, 2006SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 7, 2006LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3 / Mar 4, 2007LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 21, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 1, 2008SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16 / Aug 17, 2008LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 31, 2009LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 4, 2011SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 10, 2011LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 2012LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 25, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18 / Oct 19, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 20, 2015SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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