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Flag for USA December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 2:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Anchorage. 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
3:45 AM Dec 105:31 AM Dec 107:17 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 2:33:36 AM218°Southwest46.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:45:44 AM239°West-southwest40.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 5:06:18 AM258°West-southwest31.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 5:31:49 AM264°West28.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 5:57:25 AM269°West25.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:17:59 AM286°West-northwest16.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:30:01 AM300°West-northwest8.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Times are local for Anchorage (AKST – Alaska Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility From AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarPartial
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
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