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Eclipse visible in Phoenix – December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Phoenix.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Phoenix on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in PhoenixDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 4:35 AM277°West31.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 5:46 AM286°West-northwest17.2° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 7:08 AM295°West-northwest2.0° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PhoenixDec 10 at 7:17 AM297°West-northwest0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Phoenix 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 7:21 AM297°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 7:31 AM299°West-northwest1.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 7:55 AM302°West-northwest6.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:16 AM315°Northwest19.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 10:28 AM329°North-northwest28.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Phoenix (MST - Mountain Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Phoenix

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in PhoenixLooks like in PhoenixPath of the eclipse
Mar 14, 2006LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
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Feb 20, 2008LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 7, 2009LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 26, 2010LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 20 / Dec 21, 2010LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Jun 4, 2012LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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Oct 18, 2013LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 14 / Apr 15, 2014LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
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Oct 23, 2014SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 4, 2015LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
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