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Flag for U.S.A. December 20, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Francisco
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


San Francisco: 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

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December 20, 2010 – December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 9:29 PM102°East-southeast54.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 10:32 PM119°East-southeast65.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 20 at 11:40 PM157°South-southeast74.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 12:16 AM189°South75.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 12:53 AM217°Southwest72.8°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 2:01 AM247°West-southwest62.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 3:04 AM261°West50.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for San Francisco (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in San Francisco

Eclipse Visibility from San FranciscoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
2010Dec 20 / Dec 21LunarTotal
Total
2011Dec 10LunarTotal
Total
2012May 20SolarPartial
Annular
2012Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
2012Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2014Apr 14 / Apr 15LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
Total
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
Partial
2015Apr 4LunarTotal
Total
2015Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
Total
2018Jan 31LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
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