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Total Lunar Eclipse 2010 Tonight

Written By David D'Angelo on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | 12/21/2010

There will be a total lunar eclipse today, December 21, 2010 and it will be the second lunar eclipse for this year. The lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Northern America and northern most part of Europe. Southeast Asia including the Philippines will see the eclipse as a partial lunar eclipse at moon rise.

The total lunar eclipse for 2010 will start at midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. Northern Europe will witness the eclipse just before sunrise. Other parts of the world including most of Europe and Africa will miss the total lunar eclipse.


Here are the times and phases of the total lunar eclipse 2010:
  • Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 05:29:17 UT
  • Partial Eclipse Begins: 06:32:37 UT
  • Total Eclipse Begins: 07:40:47 UT
  • Greatest Eclipse: 08:16:57 UT
  • Total Eclipse Ends: 08:53:08 UT
  • Partial Eclipse Ends: 10:01:20 UT
  • Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 11:04:31 UT

For those who want to know the places where total lunar eclipse 2010 will be visible please check the image below.

Many are hoping for a clear sky tonight because a clouded sky will surely ruin the eclipse. The Ursids meteor shower might also be visible tonight so stay focused on the sky particularly near the star Beta Ursae Minoris (Kochab) in the constellation Ursa Minor.

Please do share us your photos and experience if you happen to see the total lunar eclipse 2010.



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