total lunar eclipse dec 21

In case you can see the moon on dec 21 morning, take some time to look up! full information is at

If you’re as confused about UTC / GMT / time change / etc. as i am, use this UTC world clock to sort out the time. Full schedule is also listed below.

In summary:
“If you’re planning to dash out for only one quick look -­ it is December, after all -­ choose this moment: 03:17 am EST (17 minutes past midnight PST). That’s when the Moon will be in deepest shadow, displaying the most fantastic shades of coppery red.” (NASA site quote)

schedule (if you can wake up in europe to catch moon-set 🙂 )

Tuesday 21-Dec-2010 morning

Begin, moon-set in Western Europe + England
P1 = 05:29:17 UT/GMT, 06h29 CET, 00h29 EST, 21h29 (-1day) PST
U1 = 06:32:37 UT/GMT
U2 = 07:40:47 UT/GMT
Best time: 08:16:56 UT/GMT, 09h16 CET, 03h16 EST, 00h16 PST
U3 = 08:53:08 UT/GMT
U4 = 10:01:20 UT/GMT
P4 = 11:04:31 UT/GMT, 12h04 CET, 06h EST, 03h PST
End, moon-rise in Asia


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7 Responses to total lunar eclipse dec 21

  1. I’m thinking of setting the alarm for 3:15 am, but then it may be overcast, or the light pollution may prevent me from seeing it. Where do I look to find the moon at 3 in the morning?

    It’s so exciting that it coincides with the winter solstice for the first time in centuries.

  2. Ah and it lasts for more than two hours between the beginning of the first bite until the full eclipse.

  3. Smorg says:

    Damnation… It’s raining out. Can’t see anything. 😦 Hope others are getting to see it!

    • thả diều says:

      smorgy, i concur. just got back from dropping a couple of friends at the airport, nothing but POURING rain and fog outside. at least the streams on the streets look great

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