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Flag for Greenland December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 2:48 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 12:13 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 2:48 PM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — 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
1:10 PM Dec 82:48 PM Dec 84:25 PM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 12:13:15 PM344°North-northwest9.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 1:10:34 PM357°North9.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to North.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 2:19:25 PM12°North-northeast9.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 2:48:02 PM19°North-northeast10.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 3:16:38 PM25°North-northeast11.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 4:25:28 PM40°Northeast13.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 5:22:47 PM53°Northeast15.3°
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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