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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 6:05 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Kolkata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 5:09 AM

Maximum: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 6:05 AM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes

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December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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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

StartMaxMoonset
5:09 AM Dec 196:05 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 5:09 AM290°West-northwest11.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataDec 19 at 6:05 AM295°West-northwest0.4°
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.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 6:07 AM295°West-northwest0.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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
Total Eclipse beginsDec 19 at 7:10 AM301°West-northwest12.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 19 at 7:50 AM306°Northwest20.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 19 at 8:29 AM312°Northwest26.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 19 at 9:32 AM324°Northwest35.8° 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
Penumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1941Sep 5 / Sep 6LunarPartial
Partial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
Total
1942Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
Partial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
Annular
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
1945Dec 19LunarPenumbral
Total
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
Total
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
Total
1947Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
Partial
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
Partial
1948May 9SolarPartial
Total
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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