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Flag for United Kingdom December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:03 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

London: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:03 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in London. 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 partialMaxMoonset
6:32 AM Dec 218:03 AM Dec 218:09 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in London on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 5:29:20 AM281°West-northwest21.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 6:32:39 AM292°West-northwest12.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 7:40:50 AM304°Northwest3.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in LondonDec 21 at 8:03:42 AM309°Northwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in London 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 21 at 8:09:22 AM310°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 8:16:56 AM311°Northwest0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 8:53:08 AM318°Northwest5.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 10:01:20 AM332°North-northwest11.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 11:04:31 AM346°North-northwest14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for London (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in London

Eclipse Visibility from LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25LunarPartial
2013May 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 London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100