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Flag for China December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Monday, December 9, 1946 at 1:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 11:13 PM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 1:48 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 4:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 – December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Beijing. 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
12:10 AM Dec 91:48 AM Dec 93:25 AM Dec 9
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Monday, December 9, 1946

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 11:13:15 PM147°South-southeast69.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 12:10:34 AM187°South72.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 1:19:25 AM229°Southwest66.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 9 at 1:48:02 AM240°West-southwest62.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 9 at 2:16:38 AM248°West-southwest57.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 9 at 3:25:28 AM263°West45.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 9 at 4:22:47 AM272°West34.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 4LunarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 9SolarPartial
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