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Flag for U.S.A. December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Adak
Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 4:42 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adak: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 12:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 4:42 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 6:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Adak, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
4:38 PM Dec 184:42 PM Dec 185:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 12:39:54 PMNorth16.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 1:37:52 PM14°North-northeast15.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 2:40:54 PM28°North-northeast11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 3:20:22 PM36°Northeast8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 3:59:45 PM44°Northeast3.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 18 at 4:38:04 PM51°Northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AdakDec 18 at 4:42:24 PM52°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 Adak 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.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 5:02:46 PM56°Northeast2.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 6:00:50 PM66°East-northeast10.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Adak (NST – Newfoundland Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility from AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 20SolarPartial
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 8SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Adak, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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