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Flag for Australia October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 6:32 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Adelaide: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 3:26 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 6:32 PM

Ended: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 7:34 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Adelaide

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:28 PM Oct 166:32 PM Oct 167:34 PM Oct 16
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Local times for eclipse in Adelaide on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

EventTime in AdelaideDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 16 at 3:26:55 PM107°East-southeast35.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 5:30:54 PM88°East11.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 16 at 6:28:14 PM80°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AdelaideOct 16 at 6:32:33 PM79°East0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Adelaide would be around this time.
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 7:34:53 PM70°East-northeast12.2°
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
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1943Aug 1SolarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 4LunarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23 / Apr 24LunarPartial
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
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