A total lunar eclipse will occur on the night of 10 December. The total eclipse happens at 10:06pm and lasts for 52 minutes. It will be visible in the eastern sky if the weather permits. Observing this lunar eclipse is a good family or friends gathering activity. To see the eclipse, you only need to look at the East and find the Moon at the right time. The next total lunar eclipse visible in Hong Kong will take place on 8 October 2014.
Simulation of the Lunar Eclipse
Details of the Lunar Eclipse
Eclipse Type: Total Lunar Eclipse
Eclipse Magnitude: 1.1
Regions of Visibility: The entire event is visible from Asia (including Hong Kong) and Australia. Some eclipse phases can be observed in North America, Europe and Africa.
Hong Kong Time
Moon's Altitude (degrees)
Moon enters penumbra (P1)
Moon enters umbra (U1)
Total eclipse begins (U2)
Greatest eclipse (G)
Total eclipse ends (U3)
Moon leaves umbra (U4)
Moon leaves penumbra (P4)
Free Observation activity for the Lunar Eclipse
Hong Kong Space Museum will organise an activity titled the "Night of Total Lunar Eclipse". Participants can see all eclipse phases through various astronomical telescopes. Free admission.
Date: 10 December 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 p.m. íV11:30 p.m.
Venue: Central section of the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui
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