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Flag for Australia April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Friday, April 3, 1931 at 6:07 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Melbourne: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 3:28 AM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 6:07 AM

Ended: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 8:46 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes

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April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Melbourne

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Melbourne. 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 partialMaxMoonset
4:23 AM Apr 36:07 AM Apr 36:37 AM Apr 3
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Local times for eclipse in Melbourne on Friday, April 3, 1931

EventTime in MelbourneDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 3:28 AM296°West-northwest34.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 4:23 AM286°West-northwest24.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 5:22 AM276°West13.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 3 at 6:07 AM269°West5.2°
Moon 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 6:52 AM262°West2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 3 at 7:51 AM253°West-southwest14.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 3 at 8:46 AM243°West-southwest23.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Melbourne (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility from MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
Partial
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 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1935Jul 16LunarPenumbral
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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