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Flag for Canada March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Tuesday, March 3, 1942 at 2:18 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Aklavik: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 9:29 PM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 2:18 AM

Ended: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 3:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


March 2, 1942 – March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Aklavik

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:11 AM Mar 32:18 AM Mar 33:13 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Aklavik on Tuesday, March 3, 1942

EventTime in AklavikDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 9:29:15 PMNorth15.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 10:31:40 PM21°North-northeast14.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 11:33:33 PM36°Northeast11.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 12:21:27 AM47°Northeast8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 1:09:26 AM59°East-northeast5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 2:11:19 AM73°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 3 at 2:11:58 AM73°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AklavikMar 3 at 2:18:05 AM74°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Aklavik 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 3:13:36 AM87°East4.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Times are local for Aklavik (zzz – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Aklavik

Eclipse Visibility from AklavikVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 26LunarPartial
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 4 / Feb 5SolarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 9SolarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Aklavik, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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