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Flag for Canada December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 5:48 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Aklavik: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 3:13 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:48 PM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Aklavik

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Aklavik. 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
4:10 PM Dec 85:48 PM Dec 87:25 PM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Aklavik on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in AklavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 3:13:15 PM285°West-northwest17.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:10:34 PM297°West-northwest13.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:19:25 PM312°Northwest8.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 5:48:02 PM318°Northwest6.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 6:16:38 PM324°Northwest4.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:25:28 PM339°North-northwest2.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North-northwest.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:22:47 PM352°North1.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Aklavik (zzz – (null)).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Aklavik

Eclipse Visibility From AklavikVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 26LunarPartial
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 4 / Feb 5SolarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 9SolarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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