Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Eclipse of the Moon: 2010 December 21

The December 2010 lunar eclipse occurred from 5:27 to 11:06 UTC on December 21, coinciding with the date of the December solstice. It was visible in its entirety as a total lunar eclipse in North and South America.

Animation showing the moon's passage through the earth's partial and full shadows in relation to Universal time. Based on information from NASA.

The picture below shows global visibility of this lunar eclipse:
The eclipse of December 2010 was the first total lunar eclipse in almost three years, since the February 2008 lunar eclipse. It is the second of two lunar eclipses in 2010. The first was a partial lunar eclipse on June 26, 2010.The eclipse was the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern Winter Solstice (Southern Summer Solstice) since 1638, and only the second in the Common Era.

Here some picture of it.
Sequence from Toronto, Ontario

Progression from Raleigh, North Carolina

Progression from Sao Paulo,Brazil
Progression from Anchorage, Alaska

From Jacksonville, Florida, 8:29 UTC - 10:06 UTC

From Easton, Pennsylvania


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