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Flag for USA December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA

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Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM

Maximum: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Ended: Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 56 minutes


December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Washington DC, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

6:33 AM Dec 107:09 AM Dec 107:12 AM Dec 10
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Saturday, December 10, 2011

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 6:33:36 AM294°West-northwest6.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Washington DCDec 10 at 7:09:00 AM299°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Washington DC 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 7:12:17 AM299°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 7:45:44 AM304°Northwest5.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 10 at 9:06:18 AM319°Northwest17.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 10 at 9:31:49 AM324°Northwest20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 10 at 9:57:25 AM329°North-northwest22.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 10 at 11:17:59 AM348°North-northwest28.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 10 at 12:30:01 PMNorth29.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
2010Jun 26LunarPenumbral
2010Dec 21LunarTotal
2011Dec 10LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 4LunarPenumbral
2012Jun 5VenusTransit
2013May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18LunarPenumbral
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Oct 8LunarTotal
2014Oct 23SolarPartial
2015Apr 4LunarPartial
2015Sep 27 / Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Mar 23LunarPenumbral
2016May 9MercuryTransit
2017Feb 10LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jan 31LunarPartial
2019Jan 20 / Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Nov 11MercuryTransit
Note: Click on the date link for details in Washington DC, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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