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Flag for Kiribati December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 5:52 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 12:59 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 5:52 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 6:20 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Kiritimati, 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

5:50 PM Dec 185:52 PM Dec 186:20 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 12:59 PM37°Northeast58.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 1:57 PM51°Northeast49.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 3:00 PM59°East-northeast36.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 3:40 PM63°East-northeast28.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 4:19 PM65°East-northeast20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 5:22 PM66°East-northeast6.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 18 at 5:50 PM67°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiDec 18 at 5:52 PM67°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kiritimati 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 East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 6:20 PM67°East-northeast6.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
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
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarPenumbral
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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