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Flag for U.S.A. December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 3:16 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 3:16 AM

Ended: Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 6:04 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 35 minutes


December 21, 2010 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Washington DC. 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
1:32 AM Dec 213:16 AM Dec 215:01 AM Dec 21
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 12:29:20 AM205°South-southwest73.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 1:32:39 AM238°West-southwest65.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 21 at 2:40:50 AM257°West-southwest53.2°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 21 at 3:16:56 AM264°West46.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 21 at 3:53:08 AM270°West39.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 21 at 5:01:20 AM279°West26.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 21 at 6:04:31 AM288°West-northwest15.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
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