Total Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011; Visible from Asia and Australia, NASA Says

By on Dec 9, 2011 in Asia, Astronomy, Australia, North America, Science, South America Comments

Total Lunar Eclipse
Image Credit: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov

A total lunar eclipse that will occur this Saturday, December 10, 2011 is the last eclipse of 2011, according to NASA’s eclipse website.

The total lunar penumbral eclipse will begin 11:33:32 UT and would end 17:30:00 UT.

The total lunar eclipse is visible from Asia and Australia and NASA said:

“For North Americans, the eclipse is in progress as the Moon sets with western observers favored by a larger fraction of the eclipse before moonset. Observers throughout Europe and Africa will miss the early eclipse phases because they occur before moonrise. None of the eclipse can be seen from South America or Antarctica.”

The reports further stated that the total lunar eclipse greatest phase would be when the moon is in the Pacific Ocean near Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.



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