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Flag for Canada December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Max view in Calgary
Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 8:19 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Calgary: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:13 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:19 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 1:22 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes

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December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Calgary

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Calgary, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
8:13 AM Dec 88:19 AM Dec 88:23 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Calgary on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in CalgaryDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 8:13 AM305°Northwest1.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CalgaryDec 8 at 8:19 AM307°Northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Calgary would be around this time.
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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 8 at 8:23 AM307°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 9:10 AM316°Northwest5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 10:19 AM330°North-northwest11.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 10:48 AM337°North-northwest13.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 11:16 AM343°North-northwest15.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 12:25 PM358°North16.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 1:22 PM11°North-northeast15.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Calgary (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Calgary

Eclipse Visibility from CalgaryVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1942Mar 2LunarPartial
Total
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
Total
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
Total
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
Total
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
Total
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
Partial
1946Dec 8LunarPenumbral
Total
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
Annular
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
Partial
1948May 8SolarPartial
Total
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
Total
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
Total
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