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Flag for USA December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Sunday, December 8, 1946 at 7:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 5:13 AM

Maximum: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 7:48 AM

Ended: Sun, Dec 8, 1946 at 10:22 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 10 minutes


December 8, 1946 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Anchorage. 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 partialMaxMoonset
6:10 AM Dec 87:48 AM Dec 89:14 AM Dec 8
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Sunday, December 8, 1946

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 5:13:15 AM275°West22.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 6:10:34 AM286°West-northwest16.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 8 at 7:19:25 AM300°West-northwest9.1°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximum EclipseDec 8 at 7:48:02 AM306°Northwest6.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
Total Eclipse endsDec 8 at 8:16:38 AM312°Northwest4.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northwest.
MoonsetDec 8 at 9:14:09 AM324°Northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsDec 8 at 9:25:28 AM326°Northwest0.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 8 at 10:22:47 AM338°North-northwest2.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Anchorage (CAT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility From AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 4SolarTotal
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 8SolarPartial
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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