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Flag for Australia April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Friday, April 3, 1931 at 6:06 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Sydney: Total Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 6:06 AM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Sydney

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Sydney. 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 36:06 AM Apr 36:09 AM Apr 3
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Local times for eclipse in Sydney on Friday, April 3, 1931

EventTime in SydneyDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 3:28:33 AM289°West-northwest31.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 4:23:35 AM280°West20.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 5:22:43 AM271°West8.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximum EclipseApr 3 at 6:07:31 AM265°West0.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 3 at 6:09:41 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 3 at 6:52:18 AM259°West-southwest8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 3 at 7:51:25 AM250°West-southwest20.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 3 at 8:46:31 AM240°West-southwest29.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Sydney (AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Sydney

Eclipse Visibility From SydneyVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Oct 8LunarPartial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
1931Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 7SolarPartial
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
1936Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
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