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Flag for United Kingdom December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 5:48 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

London: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 3:13 PM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:48 PM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 8:22 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in London. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
4:10 PM Dec 85:48 PM Dec 87:25 PM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in London on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 3:13:15 PM47°Northeast2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 8 at 3:42:33 PM52°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:10:34 PM57°East-northeast3.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:19:25 PM69°East-northeast12.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 5:48:02 PM74°East-northeast16.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 6:16:38 PM79°East20.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:25:28 PM92°East30.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:22:47 PM103°East-southeast39.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for London (GMT – Greenwich Mean 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 and Transits 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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