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Flag for U.S.A. December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Augusta, Maine, U.S.A.

Max view in Augusta
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:55 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Augusta: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:55 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Augusta

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Augusta, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:33 AM Dec 106:55 AM Dec 106:58 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Augusta on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in AugustaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:33 AM298°West-northwest3.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AugustaDec 10 at 6:55 AM301°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Augusta 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 10 at 6:58 AM302°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 7:45 AM310°Northwest7.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 9:06 AM326°Northwest16.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 9:31 AM331°North-northwest18.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:57 AM337°North-northwest20.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 11:17 AM356°North23.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 12:30 PM13°North-northeast22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Augusta (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Augusta

Eclipse Visibility from AugustaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 4LunarPenumbral
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Augusta, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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