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Flag for USA December 18, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA

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Tuesday, December 18, 1945 at 9:20 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 6:39 PM

Maximum: Tue, Dec 18, 1945 at 9:20 PM

Ended: Wed, Dec 19, 1945 at 12:00 Midnight

Duration: 5 hours, 21 minutes


December 18, 1945 – December 19, 1945 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Washington DC. 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
7:37 PM Dec 189:20 PM Dec 1811:02 PM Dec 18
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Tuesday, December 18, 1945

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 6:39:54 PM78°East-northeast21.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 7:37:52 PM85°East31.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsDec 18 at 8:40:54 PM95°East43.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseDec 18 at 9:20:22 PM102°East-southeast51.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsDec 18 at 9:59:45 PM111°East-southeast58.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsDec 18 at 11:02:46 PM133°Southeast68.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 19 at 12:00:50 AM171°South74.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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