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Flag for United Kingdom December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

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Friday, December 29, 1944 at 5:09 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

London: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 1:35 PM

Maximum: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 5:09 PM

Ended: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 6:02 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes


December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — London

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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

5:04 PM Dec 295:09 PM Dec 296:02 PM Dec 29
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Local times for eclipse in London on Friday, December 29, 1944

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 29 at 1:35:46 PMNorth16.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 29 at 3:49:02 PM38°Northeast8.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 29 at 5:04:52 PM53°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in LondonDec 29 at 5:09:00 PM54°Northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in London 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 Northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 29 at 6:02:26 PM64°East-northeast6.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Times are local for London (BST – British Summer Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in London

Eclipse Visibility from LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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