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  Europe | Netherlands  
Some phases visible

Time to observe based on UTC time
05:29am - 11:01am (GMT)

On: December 21
Your time Zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour

Current Universal (UT) date and time
03/01/24 - 09:52 UT
(month/day/year - time in 24hr format)


Phases of the lunar eclipse by UT time

Penumbral begins: 5:29 UT
Partial eclipse begins: 6:33 UT
Total eclipse begins: 7:41 UT
Greatest eclipse: 8:17 UT

Total Eclipse ends: 8:53 UT
Partial eclipse ends: 10:01 UT
Penumbral ends: 11:05 UT

How to observe the eclipse

Unlike solar eclipses, all lunar eclipses are completely safe to watch without the use of special glasses or filters. All you need is your two eyes, and maybe a cup of your favorite drink to keep you warm.

A telescope or binoculars are not required to view a lunar eclipse, but these instruments may come in handy if you do use them. A standard pair of 7x50 or 7x35 binoculars would help magnify your view, thus making the red coloration on the moon brighter and easier to see.

View the map below to see viewable phases

If a curve is west of your location during moonset, this means that you will not be able to view all the phases west of that curve. However, you will be able to observe phases to the east of your location.

If a curve is east of your location during moonrise, this means that you will not be able to view all the phases east of that curve. However, you will be able to observe phases to the west of your location.

Places & Viewing locations

Europe - Netherlands

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Past Lunar Eclipse Photos
By Insomniaworks
Ontario, Canada
By Caravena
By Daredevil0204
United States
By Donmcg
By Nerdygirl
Toronto, Canada
By Assassin4
United States

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Informative links

Lunar Eclipse Wikipedia Page - Wikipedia
NASA - Lunar Eclipse Page‎ - NASA
December 2010 lunar eclipse - Wikipedia

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Day and Night World Map
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This map shows the current position of the Sun and indicates which parts of Earth are in day and night.

Sun at greatest eclipse
R.A 17h57m09.6s
Dec. -23°26'09.9"
S.D. 00°16'15.5"
H.P. 00°00'08.9"
Geocentric coordinates from NASA.

Moon at greatest eclipse
R.A 05h57m17.3s
Dec. +23°44'47.8"
S.D. 00°15'52.1"
H.P. 00°58'14.3"
Geocentric coordinates from NASA.

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Lunar Eclipse Fact

Winter solstice and a lunar eclipse are both occuring on the 21st of December. Together for the first time in 456 years!

Winter Solstice

In some reckonings, the winter solstice is the first day of winter. Winter solstice is the date with the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the northern hemisphere, this date falls on December 21- December 22, while it falls on June 21/June 22 in the southern hemisphere.

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