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Flag for China April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Friday, April 3, 1931 at 4:07 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 1:28 AM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 4:07 AM

Ended: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 6:46 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Beijing. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
2:23 AM Apr 34:07 AM Apr 35:51 AM Apr 3
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Friday, April 3, 1931

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 1:28:33 AM206°South-southwest42.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 2:23:35 AM222°Southwest36.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 3:22:43 AM235°Southwest27.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseApr 3 at 4:07:31 AM244°West-southwest20.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 3 at 4:52:18 AM252°West-southwest12.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 3 at 5:51:25 AM261°West1.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetApr 3 at 6:02:48 AM263°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 3 at 6:46:31 AM269°West8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Beijing (CST – China Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility From BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Apr 18SolarPartial
1931Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Feb 14SolarPartial
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
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