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Flag for Australia May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Saturday, May 14, 1938 at 6:13 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adelaide: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 3:16 PM

Maximum: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 6:13 PM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 9:11 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Adelaide. 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
5:16 PM May 146:13 PM May 148:00 PM May 14
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Local times for eclipse in Adelaide on Saturday, May 14, 1938

EventTime in AdelaideDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 3:16:10 PM132°Southeast20.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 4:27:03 PM120°East-southeast9.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 14 at 5:16:38 PM113°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 5:48:55 PM109°East-southeast5.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 6:13:38 PM105°East-southeast10.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 6:38:15 PM102°East-southeast15.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 8:00:06 PM92°East31.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 9:11:05 PM81°East45.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Adelaide (ACST – Australian Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Adelaide

Eclipse Visibility from AdelaideVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 8LunarPartial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
1931Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 7SolarPartial
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
1936Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1938May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
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