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Flag for Tonga June 15, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

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Saturday, June 15, 1946 at 7:14 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Jun 15, 1946 at 4:34 AM

Maximum: Sat, Jun 15, 1946 at 7:14 AM

Ended: Sat, Jun 15, 1946 at 10:43 AM

Duration: 6 hours, 9 minutes


June 15, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nukualofa. 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 partialMaxMoonset
5:44 AM Jun 157:14 AM Jun 157:16 AM Jun 15
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Saturday, June 15, 1946

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 4:34:11 AM256°West-southwest34.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 5:44:19 AM252°West-southwest18.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJun 15 at 6:53:16 AM247°West-southwest4.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaJun 15 at 7:14:28 AM245°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nukualofa 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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 15 at 7:16:59 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 15 at 7:38:49 AM243°West-southwest4.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsJun 15 at 8:24:24 AM238°West-southwest13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 15 at 9:33:22 AM229°Southwest26.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 15 at 10:43:26 AM215°Southwest36.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility From NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 8SolarPartial
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 12MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
1941Mar 28SolarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4 / Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarPartial
1947Jun 4LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 24LunarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
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