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Flag for New Zealand December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Max view in Chatham Islands
Monday, December 9, 1946 at 4:00 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chatham Islands: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 3:27 AM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 4:00 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 8:36 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chatham Islands

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Chatham Islands, but it could 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

3:27 AM Dec 94:00 AM Dec 94:07 AM Dec 9
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Local times for eclipse in Chatham Islands on Monday, December 9, 1946

EventTime in Chatham IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 3:27 AM310°Northwest5.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Chatham IslandsDec 9 at 4:00 AM304°Northwest0.8°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Chatham Islands 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 Northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 9 at 4:07 AM303°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 4:24 AM300°West-northwest1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 5:33 AM290°West-northwest13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 9 at 6:01 AM285°West-northwest18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 9 at 6:30 AM281°West23.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 9 at 7:39 AM270°West35.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 9 at 8:36 AM260°West45.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Chatham Islands ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Chatham Islands

Eclipse Visibility from Chatham IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
1941Mar 28SolarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1942Aug 26LunarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4 / Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 26LunarPartial
1946May 31SolarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarPenumbral
1947Jun 4LunarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Chatham Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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