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Flag for Mexico December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

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Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 8:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mexico City: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 5:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 8:20 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 11:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mexico City. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
6:37 PM Dec 188:20 PM Dec 1810:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Mexico City on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in Mexico CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 5:39:54 PM65°East-northeast2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 18 at 5:55:15 PM66°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 6:37:52 PM69°East-northeast8.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 7:40:54 PM72°East-northeast21.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 8:20:22 PM74°East-northeast30.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 8:59:45 PM76°East-northeast39.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 10:02:46 PM77°East-northeast53.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 11:00:50 PM76°East-northeast66.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mexico City (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mexico City

Eclipse Visibility From Mexico CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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