Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Lunar Eclipse Tonight will be visible across all of North and South America, as well as the northern and western part of Europe, and a small part of northeast Asia, including Korea and much of Japan. The total eclipse lasts for over one hour; it begins at 07:40:21 UT and ends at 08:53:34 UT, with the moment of greatest eclipse at 08:16:56 UT.
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Lunar Eclipse on December 21st Winter Solstice

2010 December Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse will be on 21st December, 2010. The partial eclipse will begin at 06:32:17 UT and end 3½ hours later at 10:01:39 UT. For the first time since 1378, a total lunar eclipse of a full moon falls on the winter solstice. The total phase of the eclipse  will be visible across all of North and South America, as well as the northern and western part of Europe, and a small part of northeast Asia, including Korea and much of Japan. Totality will also be visible in its entirety from the North Island of New Zealand and Hawaii.

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Lunar Eclipse Australia December 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice day 21st December 2010 will be visible as a total lunar eclipse in some parts of world and penumbral / partial lunar eclipse in others. In Australia , the lunar eclipse will be in progress during Moon rise (after sunset on the 21st December). More of the eclipse will be seen Eastward. Towards west in Australia, the eclipse will be finished by the time the moon rises.

Use the table below to find the city, which shows the timings for the various phases of the Eclipse. The times are given in local time for that city. The altitude of the moon at that phase is shown, and if it’s negative, it means it’s below the horizon and that phase will not be visible in that city.

City Pen.
Mag.
Umbral
Mag.
Pen.
Begins
Moon
Alt.
Partial
Begins
Moon
Alt.
Mid
Eclipse
Moon
Alt
Partial
Ends
Moon
Alt
Pen.
Ends
Moon
Alt
AUSTRALIA
Adelaide 2.281 1.256 16:29 -52° 17:33 -40° 19:17 -19° 21:01 -1° 22:04 10°
Brisbane 2.281 1.256 16:29 -39° 17:33 -26° 19:17 -5° 21:01 14° 22:04 24°
Darwin 2.281 1.256 16:29 -55° 17:33 -42° 19:17 -19° 21:01 22:04 17°
Hobart 2.281 1.256 16:29 -44° 17:33 -33° 19:17 -15° 21:01 22:04
Melbourne 2.281 1.256 16:29 -47° 17:33 -35° 19:17 -15° 21:01 22:04 12°
Sydney 2.281 1.256 16:29 -42° 17:33 -29° 19:17 -9° 21:01 22:04 18°
Somerset 2.281 1.256 15:29 -44° 16:33 -30° 18:17 -8° 20:01 15° 21:04 27°
Cairns 2.281 1.256 15:29 -43° 16:33 -30° 18:17 -7° 20:01 14° 21:04 26°
Canberra 2.281 1.256 16:29 -43° 17:33 -31° 19:17 -11° 21:01 22:04 16°

The total lunar eclipse of December 21 2010 will be visible over eastern Asia, Australasia, northwestern Europe and Africa, and the Americas. The Moon will be well within the Earth’s umbral shadow, in a total eclipse that will last over an hour.

The penumbral eclipse — the least exciting, and hardest to see part — will begin at 05:27:43 UT and end at 11:06:04 UT. It will be visible from northwestern Europe, Africa and south America when it begins around Moonset; north America and the Pacific; and eastern Asia and Australasia when it ends at around Moonrise.

The partial eclipse will begin at 06:32:17 UT and end 3½ hours later at 10:01:39 UT, and will be visible from a slightly smaller area. The total eclipse lasts for over one hour; it begins at 07:40:21 UT and ends at 08:53:34 UT, with the moment of greatest eclipse at 08:16:56 UT. It is visible over Britain and northwest Europe at Moonset (dawn); the Pacific and the Americas; and northeast Asia around Moonrise (Sunset).