December 2011 lunar eclipse
|Total Lunar Eclipse|
December 9-11, 2011
Singapore, 14:41 UTC
The Moon passes right to left through the Earth's shadow
|Series (and member)||135 (23 of 71)|
|Date | 10 December 2011|
The Moon's hourly motion across the Earth's shadow in the constellation of Taurus
A total lunar eclipse took place on December 10, 2011. It was the second of two total lunar eclipses in 2011, the first having occurred on June 15. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is positioned just right in its orbit to pass through Earth's shadow.
Asia, Australia, and other areas of the Pacific had the best visibility. European countries only saw a partial eclipse of a rising moon, while northwestern North America saw a partial eclipse of a setting moon.
The eclipse was seen over the Philippines despite cloudy and rainy weather over parts of Luzon and other areas. Photos were taken by groups of amateur astronomers from the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP).
Laguna, Philippines, 13:49 UTC
Bangkok, Thailand, 12:46-13:57 UTC
Singapore, 14:10 UTC
Shanghai, China, 14:29 UTC
Lam Tin, Hong Kong, 14:47 UTC
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, 15:07 UTC
Australia and Oceania
Europe and Middle East
Contact timing by location
Times for Australia
The eclipse occurred on Saturday evening in Australia. Eastern Daylight Saving Time: (+11:00 UTC)
- Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 22:33:32 EDST
- Partial Eclipse Begins: 23:45:42 EDST
- Total Eclipse Begins: 01:06:16 EDST
- Greatest Eclipse: 01:31:49 EDST
- Total Eclipse Ends: 01:57:24 EDST
- Partial Eclipse Ends: 03:17:58 EDST
- Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 04:30:00 EDST
Times for India
- Penumbral eclipse begins (P1): 17:04 IST
- Partial eclipse begins (U1): 18:16 IST
- Total eclipse begins (U2): 19:36 IST
- Mid-eclipse: 20:02 IST
- Total eclipse ends (U3): 20:27 IST
- Partial eclipse ends (U4): 21:48 IST
- Penumbral eclipse ends (P4): 23:00 IST
Times for North America
The eclipse was visible on Saturday morning before sunrise over North America. For most location the moon set before full lunar eclipse. Only Alaska and northern most Canada will be able to witness the entire event.
|Penumbral begins (P1)||2:34 am||3:34 am||4:34 am||5:34 am||6:34 am||11:34|
|Partial begins (U1)||3:46 am||4:46 am||5:46 am||6:46 am||7:46 am||12:46|
|Totality begins (U2)||5:06 am||6:06 am||7:06 am||8:06 am||9:06 am||14:06|
|Mid-eclipse||5:32 am||6:32 am||7:32 am||8:32 am||9:32 am||14:32|
|Totality ends (U3)||5:57 am||6:57 am||7:57 am||8:57 am||9:57 am||14:57|
|Partial ends (U4)||7:18 am||8:18 am||9:18 am||10:18 am||11:18 am||16:18|
|Penumbral ends (P4)||8:30 am||9:30 am||10:30 am||11:30 am||12:30 pm||17:30|
|(Table entries are given a dark background for invisibility due to moonset)|
Eclipses of 2011
- A partial solar eclipse on January 4.
- A partial solar eclipse on June 1.
- A total lunar eclipse on June 15.
- A partial solar eclipse on July 1.
- A partial solar eclipse on November 25.
- A total lunar eclipse on December 10.
It was preceded by the partial solar eclipse of November 25, 2011.
|December 4, 2002||December 14, 2020|
Lunar year (354 days)
This eclipse is the one of four lunar eclipses in a short-lived series. The lunar year series repeats after 12 lunations or 354 days (shifting back about 10 days in sequential years). Because of the date shift, the Earth's shadow will be about 11 degrees west in sequential events.
|Lunar eclipse series sets from 2009–2013|
|Ascending node||Descending node|
|110||2009 July 07
||2009 Dec 31
||2010 June 26
||2010 Dec 21
||2011 June 15
||2011 Dec 10
||2012 June 04
||0.8248||145||2012 Nov 28
|150||2013 May 25
|Last set||2009 Aug 06||Last set||2009 Feb 9|
|Next set||2013 Apr 25||Next set||2013 Oct 18|
- List of lunar eclipses and List of 21st-century lunar eclipses
- December 2010 lunar eclipse
- June 2011 lunar eclipse
- File:2011-12-10 Lunar Eclipse Sketch.gif Chart
- Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, Jean Meeus, p.110, Chapter 18, The half-saros
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