Lunar Eclipse

Total Moon eclipse (June 15, 2011)

Type of Phenomenon
Lunar Eclipse



On wednesday 15th June 2011 a total lunar eclipse will be partially visible from the whole Iberian Peninsula and both Balearic and Canary Islands. The Moon will rise completely eclipsed. We will be able to observe part of the totality phase (the more the further East) and the subsequent partiality phase, until the moon leaves the Earth's shadow. In the Balearic Islands and in some places Northeast of the Peninsula, the Moon will rise a few minutes before the start of the totality. The rise of the Moon will coincide with the sunset, so part of the totality will be observed on the twilight.

All phases of the eclipse will be visible from the Eastern half of Africa, parts of Asia and Western Pacific.

To enjoy a good observation we need a good visibility on the South-East horizon.

The follow figure shows the regions of eclipse visibility.

Visibilitat de l'eclipsi


Fases de l'eclipsi

fases eclipsi
Phase Instant (UT)
Penumbral phase begins (P1) 17:25
Partial Phase begins(U1) 18:23
Totality phase begins (U2) 19:22
Maximum 20:14
Totality phase ends (U3) 21:03
Partiality phase ends (U4) 22:00
Penombral phase ends (P4) 23:01


Note: to obtein the civil hour you must to sum 2 hours at Universal Time (UT)

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