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Flag for Australia December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Monday, December 9, 1946 at 3:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adelaide: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 12:43 AM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 3:18 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 5:52 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Adelaide. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
1:40 AM Dec 93:18 AM Dec 94:55 AM Dec 9
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Local times for eclipse in Adelaide on Monday, December 9, 1946

EventTime in AdelaideDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 12:43:15 AM348°North-northwest30.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 1:40:34 AM335°North-northwest26.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 2:49:25 AM320°Northwest19.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 9 at 3:18:02 AM315°Northwest15.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 9 at 3:46:38 AM310°Northwest11.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 9 at 4:55:28 AM300°West-northwest0.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 9 at 4:58:51 AM299°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 9 at 5:52:47 AM292°West-northwest10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Adelaide (ACST – Australian Central Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Adelaide.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Adelaide

Eclipse Visibility from AdelaideVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1943Aug 1SolarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 4LunarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPartial
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
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