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Flag for USA December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles, California, USA

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Los Angeles: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

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

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

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Los Angeles

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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 partialMaxMoonset
4:45 AM Dec 106:31 AM Dec 106:49 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Los AngelesDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 3:33:36 AM273°West37.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:45:44 AM282°West-northwest22.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:06:18 AM292°West-northwest7.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 6:31:49 AM295°West-northwest2.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetDec 10 at 6:49:37 AM297°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 6:57:25 AM298°West-northwest1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:17:59 AM311°Northwest15.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:30:01 AM324°Northwest25.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Los Angeles (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits 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
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Los Angeles, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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