Dec 21, 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse
The total lunar eclipse on December 21, 2010, is the last eclipse of the year. This is second of two lunar eclipses in 2010. The last time a total lunar eclipse occurred before that was on February 21, 2008.
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- Much of Asia
- Much of Australia
- North/West Africa
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Dublin, Ireland
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Tokyo, Japan
- Havana, Cuba
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Santiago, Chile
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Seoul, South Korea
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Gibraltar, Gibraltar
- Dakar, Senegal
- Helsinki, Finland
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Madrid, Spain
- Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Brussels, Belgium
- Paris, France
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Beijing, China
- Shanghai, China
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Taipei, Taiwan
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Seattle*||Visible in Seattle|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Dec 21 at 5:30 AM||Dec 20 at 9:30 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Dec 21 at 6:33 AM||Dec 20 at 10:33 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Dec 21 at 7:42 AM||Dec 20 at 11:42 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 21 at 8:16 AM||Dec 21 at 12:16 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Dec 21 at 8:51 AM||Dec 21 at 12:51 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Dec 21 at 10:00 AM||Dec 21 at 2:00 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Dec 21 at 11:03 AM||Dec 21 at 3:03 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Seattle, the entire eclipse is visible.