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Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – December 18, 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 Kiritimati, 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 Kiritimati on Tuesday, December 18, 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 KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 1:01 PM38°Northeast58.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 2:00 PM52°Northeast48.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 3:02 PM60°East-northeast36.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 3:41 PM63°East-northeast28.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 4:19 PM65°East-northeast20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 5:21 PM66°East-northeast6.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 18 at 5:50 PM67°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiDec 18 at 5:52 PM67°East-northeast0.4° 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 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-northeast6.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.

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.

Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT - Line Islands Time).

Other eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in KiritimatiLooks like in KiritimatiPath of the eclipse
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularAnnularEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 15, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 18, 1945LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 12, 1947SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 27, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 17, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 12, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 6, 1949LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 25, 1950LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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