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Flag for Greenland December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

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Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 11:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 8:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 11:20 PM

Ended: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 2:00 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 – December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Qaanaaq. 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
9:37 PM Dec 1811:20 PM Dec 181:02 AM Dec 19
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 8:39:54 PM103°East-southeast25.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 9:37:52 PM117°East-southeast28.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 10:40:54 PM133°Southeast31.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 11:20:22 PM143°Southeast32.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 11:59:45 PM153°South-southeast33.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 19 at 1:02:46 AM170°South34.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 19 at 2:00:50 AM186°South35.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Qaanaaq (WGT – West Greenland Time).

Eclipses visible in Qaanaaq

Eclipse Visibility from QaanaaqVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 29SolarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948May 8 / May 9SolarPartial
1948Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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