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Flag for Egypt December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo, Egypt (Al Qâhirah)

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 7:48 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cairo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:13 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 7:48 PM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 10:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cairo

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cairo. 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
6:10 PM Dec 87:48 PM Dec 89:25 PM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:13:15 PM67°East-northeast4.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 6:10:34 PM73°East-northeast16.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 7:19:25 PM80°East30.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 7:48:02 PM82°East36.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:16:38 PM85°East42.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 9:25:28 PM93°East56.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 10:22:47 PM103°East-southeast68.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cairo (EET – Eastern European Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cairo

Eclipse Visibility From CairoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947May 20SolarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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