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Flag for Kiribati December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Friday, December 29, 1944 at 3:51 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 1:55 AM

Maximum: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 3:51 AM

Ended: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 6:22 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes

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December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
1:55 AM Dec 293:51 AM Dec 295:57 AM Dec 29
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Friday, December 29, 1944

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 29 at 1:55 AM305°Northwest52.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseDec 29 at 3:51 AM294°West-northwest27.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
MoonsetDec 29 at 5:57 AM292°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 29 at 6:22 AM293°West-northwest6.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarAnnular
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
Total
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
Partial
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
Total
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
Total
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
Annular
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
Partial
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
Total
1949Oct 6LunarPartial
Total
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