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Eclipse visible in London – December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in London.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in London 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 LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 3:15 PM47°Northeast2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 8 at 3:42 PM52°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:14 PM58°East-northeast3.7° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial 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 5:21 PM70°East-northeast12.7° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 5:48 PM75°East-northeast16.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 6:15 PM79°East20.5° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:23 PM91°East30.7° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:22 PM103°East-southeast39.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

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.

Times are local for London (GMT - Greenwich Mean Time).

Other eclipses visible in London

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in LondonLooks like in LondonPath of the eclipse
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 10, 1942SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 25, 1944SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 9, 1945SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 18 / Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 28, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 13, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 28, 1949SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7, 1949LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 2, 1950LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 26, 1950LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 17, 1951LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 1, 1951SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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