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Eclipse visible in Melbourne – Apr 3, 1931 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Melbourne.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the Apr 2, 1931 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Friday, April 3, 1931

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsApr 3 at 3:29 AM296°West-northwest33.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsApr 3 at 4:27 AM285°West-northwest23.8° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 5:23 AM276°West13.3° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 3 at 6:07 AM269°West5.2° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 3 at 6:37 AM264°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 3 at 6:51 AM262°West1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 3 at 7:48 AM253°West-southwest13.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 3 at 8:45 AM243°West-southwest23.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Melbourne (AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Melbourne

Dates
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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Melbourne
Looks like in
Melbourne
Path of the eclipse
Jun 26, 1926LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 4, 1927SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 15, 1927LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 9, 1927LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3 / Jun 4, 1928LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 27, 1928LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 23 / May 24, 1929LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 13, 1930LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 8, 1930LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 22, 1930SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 3, 1931LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 27, 1931LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 7, 1932SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 1932LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 15, 1932LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 6, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 21, 1933SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 31, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26 / Jul 27, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19 / Jan 20, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 9, 1936LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1936LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 14, 1936SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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