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Flag for U.S.A. December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Max view in San Francisco
Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 6:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

San Francisco: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 3:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 6:20 PM

Ended: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 9:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — San Francisco

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in San Francisco. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
4:48 PM Dec 186:20 PM Dec 188:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 3:39:54 PM50°Northeast11.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 4:37:52 PM59°East-northeast1.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 18 at 4:48:35 PM61°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 5:40:54 PM68°East-northeast8.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 6:20:22 PM73°East-northeast15.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 6:59:45 PM78°East-northeast22.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 8:02:46 PM87°East34.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 18 at 9:00:50 PM95°East45.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for San Francisco (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in San Francisco

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