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Flag for India December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

Max view in Kolkata
Wednesday, December 19, 1945 at 6:04 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 5:11 AM

Maximum: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 6:04 AM

Ended: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 10:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Kolkata, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:11 AM Dec 196:04 AM Dec 196:07 AM Dec 19
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Wednesday, December 19, 1945

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 5:11 AM290°West-northwest10.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataDec 19 at 6:04 AM295°West-northwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kolkata 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 19 at 6:07 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 6:10 AM295°West-northwest0.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 7:12 AM302°West-northwest13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 19 at 7:51 AM307°Northwest20.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 19 at 8:29 AM312°Northwest26.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 19 at 9:31 AM324°Northwest35.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 19 at 10:30 AM339°North-northwest41.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – India Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5 / Sep 6LunarPartial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarTotal
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarPenumbral
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 9SolarPartial
1949Oct 7LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kolkata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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