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Eclipse visible in Kolkata – December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Kolkata, but it can 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.

More about the December 18, 1945 – December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Wednesday, December 19, 1945

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 5:11 AM290°West-northwest10.8° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataDec 19 at 6:04 AM295°West-northwest0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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

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.

Times are local for Kolkata (IST - India Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Kolkata

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in KolkataLooks like in KolkataPath of the eclipse
Mar 24, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5 / Sep 6, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 1941SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15 / Aug 16, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 20, 1944SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25 / Jun 26, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14 / Jun 15, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8 / Dec 9, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3 / Jun 4, 1947LunarPenumbralPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 9, 1948SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7, 1949LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 2 / Apr 3, 1950LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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