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Flag for U.S.A. December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 6:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adak: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 4:13 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 6:48 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 9:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Adak. 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
5:10 AM Dec 86:48 AM Dec 88:25 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 4:13:15 AM257°West-southwest38.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:10:34 AM269°West29.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 6:19:25 AM282°West-northwest19.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 6:48:02 AM287°West-northwest15.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 7:16:38 AM292°West-northwest11.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:25:28 AM304°Northwest2.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
MoonsetDec 8 at 8:53:06 AM309°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 9:22:47 AM315°Northwest2.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
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