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Flag for Tonga December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

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Monday, December 9, 1946 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 4:13 AM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 5:47 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 9, 1946 at 9:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 9, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Nukualofa, 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
5:10 AM Dec 95:47 AM Dec 95:49 AM Dec 9
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Monday, December 9, 1946

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 4:13:15 AM305°Northwest18.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 5:10:34 AM299°West-northwest7.4°
Partial 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 NukualofaDec 9 at 5:47:20 AM295°West-northwest0.4°
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetDec 9 at 5:49:57 AM295°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 9 at 6:19:25 AM293°West-northwest6.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 9 at 6:48:02 AM291°West-northwest12.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 9 at 7:16:38 AM289°West-northwest18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 9 at 8:25:28 AM285°West-northwest33.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 9 at 9:22:47 AM283°West-northwest45.5° 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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