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Flag for U.S.A. December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Billings, Montana, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 7:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Billings: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 4:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 7:20 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 10:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Billings

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Billings. 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
5:37 PM Dec 187:20 PM Dec 189:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Billings on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in BillingsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 4:39:54 PM59°East-northeast2.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 5:37:52 PM69°East-northeast10.6°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 6:40:54 PM79°East-northeast20.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 7:20:22 PM85°East27.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 7:59:45 PM92°East34.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 9:02:46 PM103°East-southeast44.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 10:00:50 PM117°East-southeast53.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Billings (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Billings

Eclipse Visibility from BillingsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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