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Eclipse visible in Apia – 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 Apia, but it can be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

More about the December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Apia 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 ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 3:45 AM301°West-northwest19.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:44 AM296°West-northwest7.0° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in ApiaDec 8 at 5:17 AM294°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 Apia 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 5:19 AM294°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:51 AM292°West-northwest7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 6:18 AM291°West-northwest13.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 6:45 AM290°West-northwest19.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:53 AM289°West-northwest33.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:52 AM290°West-northwest46.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Apia ( - (null)).

Other eclipses visible in Apia

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in ApiaLooks like in ApiaPath of the eclipse
Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 27, 1941SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 3 / Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 13, 1945SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 27, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 12, 1949LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 6, 1949LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 25, 1950LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 7, 1951SolarAnnularPartialEclipse 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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