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Flag for India December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Bombay)

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 11:18 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mumbai: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:43 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 11:18 PM

Ended: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 1:52 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 – December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mumbai. 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
9:40 PM Dec 811:18 PM Dec 812:55 AM Dec 9
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Local times for eclipse in Mumbai on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in MumbaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 8:43:15 PM76°East-northeast37.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 9:40:34 PM77°East-northeast50.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 10:49:25 PM76°East-northeast66.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 11:18:02 PM73°East-northeast72.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 11:46:38 PM66°East-northeast78.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 9 at 12:55:28 AM312°Northwest83.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 9 at 1:52:47 AM287°West-northwest71.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mumbai (IST – India Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mumbai

Eclipse Visibility From MumbaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5 / Sep 6LunarPartial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarTotal
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarPartial
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 9SolarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Oct 7LunarPenumbral
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