December Full Moon, Solstice, Eclipse

Interesting things happening in the heavens on the 21st of this month…

Full Moon on December 21 at 3:14 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

The following information is provided for Durham, Durham County, North Carolina (longitude W78.9, latitude N36.0):

        21 December 2010      Eastern Standard Time          

        Begin civil twilight       6:54 a.m.
        Sunrise                    7:22 a.m.
        Sun transit               12:14 p.m.
        Sunset                     5:05 p.m.
        End civil twilight         5:34 p.m.                 

        Moonrise                   4:33 p.m. on preceding day
        Moon transit              12:06 a.m.
        Moonset                    7:37 a.m.
        Moonrise                   5:37 p.m.
        Moonset                    8:26 a.m. on following day

Total Eclipse on December 21 at 3:17 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Calendar Date Pen. Eclipse Begins Alt Partial Eclipse Begins Alt Total Eclipse Begins Alt Mid. Eclipse Alt Total Eclipse Ends Alt Partial Eclipse Ends Alt Pen. Eclipse Ends Alt
2010-Dec-21 00:29 +73 01:33 +65 02:41 +53 03:17 +46 03:53 +40 05:01 +27 06:04 +15

Winter Solstice on December 21 at 6:38 p.m. Eastern Standard Time