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

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 9:49 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Yellowknife: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 9:49 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Yellowknife

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Yellowknife, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
9:10 AM Dec 89:49 AM Dec 89:57 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Yellowknife on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in YellowknifeDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 8:13:15 AM304°Northwest7.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 9:10:34 AM316°Northwest2.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in YellowknifeDec 8 at 9:49:18 AM324°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 Yellowknife 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 9:57:32 AM326°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 10:19:25 AM331°North-northwest1.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 10:48:02 AM337°North-northwest1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 11:16:38 AM343°North-northwest2.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 12:25:28 PM358°North5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 1:22:47 PM11°North3.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Yellowknife (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Yellowknife

Eclipse Visibility From YellowknifeVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Jun 28SolarPartial
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 8SolarPartial
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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