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Flag for Kiribati December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 5:01 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Rawaki: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 3:13 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:01 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:22 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes

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December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Rawaki, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:10 AM Dec 85:01 AM Dec 85:04 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 3:13 AM297°West-northwest23.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:10 AM294°West-northwest11.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RawakiDec 8 at 5:01 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 Rawaki 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 5:04 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:19 AM293°West-northwest2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 5:48 AM293°West-northwest10.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 6:16 AM293°West-northwest16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:25 AM295°West-northwest31.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:22 AM299°West-northwest43.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
Partial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
Total
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
Total
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
Partial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 22 / Apr 23LunarPartial
Partial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
Total
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