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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

Max view in Phoenix
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 1:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Phoenix: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 1:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 4:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 20, 2010 – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Phoenix

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Phoenix. 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
11:32 PM Dec 201:16 AM Dec 213:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Phoenix on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in PhoenixDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 10:29 PM105°East-southeast63.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 11:32 PM129°Southeast75.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 12:40 AM202°South-southwest79.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 1:16 AM233°Southwest74.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 1:53 AM248°West-southwest68.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 3:01 AM264°West54.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 4:04 AM272°West42.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Phoenix (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Phoenix

Eclipse Visibility from PhoenixVisibility 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 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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