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Flag for Canada December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 7:46 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Vancouver: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 7:13 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 7:46 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 12:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Vancouver

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Vancouver, 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

7:13 AM Dec 87:46 AM Dec 87:53 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Vancouver on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in VancouverDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 7:13:15 AM299°West-northwest4.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in VancouverDec 8 at 7:46:50 AM305°Northwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Vancouver 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 7:53:01 AM306°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 8:10:34 AM309°Northwest1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 9:19:25 AM322°Northwest10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 9:48:02 AM328°North-northwest12.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 10:16:38 AM334°North-northwest14.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 11:25:28 AM350°North17.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 12:22:47 PMNorth18.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Vancouver (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Vancouver

Eclipse Visibility From VancouverVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarPartial
1942Aug 25LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 8SolarPartial
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Vancouver, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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