Full & Last Lunar Eclipse Of 2011 On December 10th


A total and last eclipse of the Moon occurs during the early morning hours of December 10, 2011. It will be visible from all of Asia and Australia, seen as rising over eastern Europe, and setting over northwest North America. In the Philippines & Malaysia, the lunar eclipse is visible just after sunset.

You can fully view the total lunar eclipse from Alaska, northern Canada, Australia, New Zealand, central Asia and eastern Asia. The eclipse will occur Saturday morning, before sunrise over North America, and the moon will set before the eclipse is completed.



Total Lunar Eclipse Timings

The eclipse’s total phase lasts for 51 minutes. It starts at 11:33:36 Universal Time (UT), with totality starting at 14:06:16 UT.

The timings of the major eclipse phases are listed below.

Penumbral Eclipse Begins:   11:33:32 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins:     12:45:42 UT
Total Eclipse Begins:       14:06:16 UT
Greatest Eclipse:           14:31:49 UT
Total Eclipse Ends:         14:57:24 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends:       16:17:58 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends:     17:30:00 UT


Total Lunar Eclipse of December 10, 2011


North America












Penumbral begins (P1)

2:34 am

3:34 am

4:34 am

5:34 am

6:34 am


Partial begins (U1)

3:46 am

4:46 am

5:46 am

6:46 am

7:46 am


Totality begins (U2)

5:06 am

6:06 am

7:06 am

8:06 am

9:06 am



5:32 am

6:32 am

7:32 am

8:32 am

9:32 am


Totality ends (U3)

5:57 am

6:57 am

7:57 am

8:57 am

9:57 am


Partial ends (U4)

7:18 am

8:18 am

9:18 am

10:18 am

11:18 am


Penumbral ends (P4)

8:30 am

9:30 am

10:30 am

11:30 am

12:30 pm









In India the Total Lunar Eclipse will take place between 05:03:36PM and 10:59:57 PM on December 10th 2011.

Animation Of Total Lunar Eclipse

ShadowsAndSubstance website has a beautiful flash animation of December 10 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse and you can view it here.

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