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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Max view in Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Los Angeles: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 3:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 20, 2010 – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Los Angeles. 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
10:32 PM Dec 2012:16 AM Dec 212:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 9:29 PM100°East58.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 10:32 PM118°East-southeast70.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 11:40 PM170°South79.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 12:16 AM211°South-southwest77.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:53 AM237°West-southwest72.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 2:01 AM258°West-southwest59.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 3:04 AM268°West47.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Los Angeles (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Los Angeles

Eclipse Visibility from Los AngelesVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
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