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Flag for USA December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 4:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Fairbanks: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 1:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 4:20 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 7:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Fairbanks. 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
2:37 PM Dec 184:20 PM Dec 186:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Fairbanks on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 1:39:54 PM27°North-northeast0.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
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 North-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 2:37:52 PM39°Northeast3.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 3:40:54 PM53°Northeast7.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Northeast.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 4:20:22 PM61°East-northeast11.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 4:59:45 PM69°East-northeast14.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 6:02:46 PM82°East21.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 7:00:50 PM94°East27.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fairbanks (CAT – (null)).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility From FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Aug 25LunarPenumbral
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
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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