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Flag for Kiribati December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 5:35 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 4:33 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:35 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 9:42 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Kiritimati, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:30 AM Dec 85:35 AM Dec 85:38 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:33:15 AM293°West-northwest13.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:30:34 AM293°West-northwest1.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiDec 8 at 5:35:15 AM293°West-northwest0.5°
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 8 at 5:38:13 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 6:39:25 AM294°West-northwest14.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 7:08:02 AM295°West-northwest20.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:36:38 AM297°West-northwest26.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:45:28 AM303°West-northwest40.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 9:42:47 AM312°Northwest51.2° 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
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
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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