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Flag for Australia May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Max view in Adelaide
Thursday, May 4, 1939 at 12:41 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Adelaide: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 9:55 PM

Maximum: Thu, May 4, 1939 at 12:41 AM

Ended: Thu, May 4, 1939 at 3:26 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes

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May 3, 1939 – May 4, 1939 — 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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:58 PM May 312:41 AM May 42:23 AM May 4
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Local times for eclipse in Adelaide on Thursday, May 4, 1939

EventTime in AdelaideDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 9:55 PM64°East-northeast53.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 10:58 PM43°Northeast64.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 12:11 AMNorth69.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 12:41 AM340°North-northwest68.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 1:10 AM323°Northwest66.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 4 at 2:23 AM296°West-northwest54.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 4 at 3:26 AM282°West-northwest43.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Adelaide (ACST – Australian Central Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Adelaide

Eclipse Visibility from AdelaideVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 8LunarPartial
Partial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
Total
1931Apr 3LunarTotal
Total
1931Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
1932Mar 7SolarPartial
Annular
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
Partial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
Partial
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
Annular
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1936Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPenumbral
Partial
1938May 14LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
Total
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
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