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Flag for United Arab Emirates December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Max view in Abu Dhabi
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Abu Dhabi: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Abu Dhabi

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Abu Dhabi. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:30 PM Dec 106:31 PM Dec 108:17 PM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Abu DhabiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:33 PM51°Northeast22.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:45 PM61°East-northeast9.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 10 at 5:30 PM65°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:06 PM69°East-northeast6.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 6:31 PM71°East-northeast12.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:57 PM73°East-northeast17.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:17 PM79°East34.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:30 PM84°East50.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Abu Dhabi (GST – Gulf Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Abu Dhabi

Eclipse Visibility from Abu DhabiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jan 15SolarPartial
2011Jan 4SolarPartial
2011Jun 15 / Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 25 / Apr 26LunarPartial
2013Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarPartial
2016Sep 16 / Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7 / Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2018Jul 27 / Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarPenumbral
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
2019Dec 26SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Abu Dhabi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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