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December 10–11, 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
A total lunar eclipse on December 10, 2011, is the final eclipse of the year. This is second of two lunar eclipses in 2011.
What This Lunar Eclipse Looked Like
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, North/East Africa, North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic.
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When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse began||Dec 10 at 11:33:36||Dec 10 at 6:33:36 am||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse began||Dec 10 at 12:45:44||Dec 10 at 7:45:44 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse began||Dec 10 at 14:06:18||Dec 10 at 9:06:18 am||No, below the horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Dec 10 at 14:31:49||Dec 10 at 9:31:49 am||No, below the horizon|
|Full Eclipse ended||Dec 10 at 14:57:25||Dec 10 at 9:57:25 am||No, below the horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ended||Dec 10 at 16:17:59||Dec 10 at 11:17:59 am||No, below the horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ended||Dec 10 at 17:30:01||Dec 10 at 12:30:01 pm||No, below the horizon|
* The Moon was below the horizon in Washington DC some of the time, so that part of the eclipse was not visible.
The magnitude of the eclipse is 1.106.
The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 2.186.
The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 56 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 41 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 51 minutes.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the second eclipse this season.
First eclipse this season: November 25, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse
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Eclipses in 2011
- Jan 4, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jun 15–16, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 1, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Nov 25, 2011 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Dec 10–11, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse (this page)
Eclipses in 2019
- Jan 5 / Jan 6, 2019 – Partial Solar Eclipse
- Jan 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse
- Jul 2, 2019 – Total Solar Eclipse
- Jul 16–17, 2019 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 11–12, 2019 — Mercury Transit
- Dec 26, 2019 – Annular Solar Eclipse
Eclipses in 2020
- Jan 10–11, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 5–6, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Jun 21, 2020 – Annular Solar Eclipse
- Jul 4–5, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Nov 29–30, 2020 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
- Dec 14, 2020 – Total Solar Eclipse