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Flag for Australia March 24, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Sunday, March 24, 1940 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Brisbane: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 5:10 AM

Maximum: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 5:47 AM

Ended: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 6:25 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes


March 24, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Brisbane

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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.

More about the March 23, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:10 AM Mar 245:47 AM Mar 245:56 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Brisbane on Sunday, March 24, 1940

EventTime in BrisbaneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 5:10:36 AM272°West9.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 5:47:51 AM268°West1.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMar 24 at 5:56:28 AM267°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 6:25:07 AM264°West6.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Brisbane (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Brisbane

Eclipse Visibility from BrisbaneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
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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