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Flag for United Kingdom December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Max view in Belfast
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Belfast: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Belfast

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Belfast, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
3:58 PM Dec 104:03 PM Dec 104:17 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Belfast on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in BelfastDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 11:33 AM352°North13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 12:45 PMNorth13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:06 PM26°North-northeast10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 2:31 PM32°North-northeast8.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 2:57 PM37°Northeast6.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 3:58 PM49°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BelfastDec 10 at 4:03 PM50°Northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Belfast 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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 4:17 PM53°Northeast1.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 5:30 PM67°East-northeast10.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Belfast (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Belfast

Eclipse Visibility from BelfastVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarPartial
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarPenumbral
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Belfast, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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