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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island, U.S.A.

Max view in Howland Island
Monday, December 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Howland Island: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Ended: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Howland Island

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Howland Island. 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
6:32 PM Dec 208:16 PM Dec 2010:01 PM Dec 20
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Local times for eclipse in Howland Island on Monday, December 20, 2010

EventTime in Howland IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 5:29 PM66°East-northeast1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 20 at 5:37 PM66°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 6:32 PM66°East-northeast11.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 7:40 PM63°East-northeast26.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 20 at 8:16 PM61°East-northeast34.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 20 at 8:53 PM58°East-northeast41.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 20 at 10:01 PM46°Northeast55.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 20 at 11:04 PM25°North-northeast64.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Howland Island (AoE – Anywhere on Earth).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Howland Island

Eclipse Visibility from Howland IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Jul 11SolarPartial
2010Dec 20LunarTotal
2011Jun 15LunarPenumbral
2011Dec 9 / Dec 10LunarTotal
2012Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 13SolarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 9SolarPartial
2014Apr 14LunarTotal
2014Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarTotal
2015Apr 3 / Apr 4LunarPartial
2016Mar 8SolarPartial
2016Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
2018Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarTotal
2018Jul 27LunarPenumbral
2019Jan 20LunarPartial
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