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Flag for U.S.A. December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

Max view in Minneapolis
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Minneapolis: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 5:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Minneapolis

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Minneapolis, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:45 AM Dec 107:35 AM Dec 107:39 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in MinneapolisDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 5:33:36 AM282°West-northwest19.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:45:44 AM294°West-northwest7.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in MinneapolisDec 10 at 7:35:54 AM302°West-northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Minneapolis 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 7:39:41 AM302°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 8:06:18 AM307°Northwest2.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 8:31:49 AM312°Northwest7.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 8:57:25 AM316°Northwest10.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 10:17:59 AM333°North-northwest18.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 11:30:01 AM350°North22.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Minneapolis (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Minneapolis

Eclipse Visibility from MinneapolisVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPartial
2012May 20SolarPartial
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Minneapolis, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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