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Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – December 8, 1946 — 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 partial lunar eclipse.

The Earth's shadow covers only a small portion of the Moon.

More about the December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, December 8, 1946

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 8 at 4:35 AM293°West-northwest13.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:34 AM293°West-northwest0.6° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KiritimatiDec 8 at 5:35 AM293°West-northwest0.4° 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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 8 at 5:37 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 6:41 AM294°West-northwest14.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 7:08 AM295°West-northwest20.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:35 AM297°West-northwest26.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:43 AM303°West-northwest40.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 9:42 AM312°Northwest51.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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
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
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 1951LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 14 / Sep 15, 1951LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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