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Flag for Brazil April 2, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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Thursday, April 2, 1931 at 6:16 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Brasilia: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 2:28 PM

Maximum: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 6:16 PM

Ended: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 7:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


April 2, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Brasilia

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Brasilia, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:14 PM Apr 26:16 PM Apr 26:51 PM Apr 2
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Local times for eclipse in Brasilia on Thursday, April 2, 1931

EventTime in BrasiliaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 2:28:33 PM117°East-southeast51.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 3:23:35 PM109°East-southeast39.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 4:22:43 PM103°East-southeast26.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 2 at 5:07:31 PM99°East16.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 2 at 5:52:18 PM96°East5.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 2 at 6:14:16 PM95°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BrasiliaApr 2 at 6:16:29 PM95°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Brasilia 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.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 2 at 6:51:25 PM93°East8.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 2 at 7:46:31 PM90°East21.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Brasilia (BRT – Brasília Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Brasilia

Eclipse Visibility from BrasiliaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
1931Apr 2LunarPartial
1931Sep 26LunarPartial
1932Sep 14LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 11 / Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1935Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Dec 27 / Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1938May 29SolarPartial
1938Nov 7LunarTotal
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
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