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Eclipse visible in Beijing – May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Beijing, but it can 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.

More about the May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Saturday, May 14, 1938

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 14 at 1:47 PM54°Northeast59.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial eclipse beginsMay 14 at 2:58 PM73°East-northeast48.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 4:21 PM88°East33.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 4:43 PM92°East29.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 5:05 PM95°East25.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 6:28 PM107°East-southeast10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 14 at 7:24 PM116°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BeijingMay 14 at 7:27 PM116°East-southeast0.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Beijing 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 7:39 PM118°East-southeast2.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.

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.

Times are local for Beijing (CST - China Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Beijing

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
Beijing
Looks like in
Beijing
Path of the eclipse
Aug 6, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 21, 1933SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 30 / Jan 31, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 14, 1934SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19 / Jan 20, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8 / Jan 9, 1936LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 19, 1936SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4 / Jul 5, 1936LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18, 1937LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1938LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3 / May 4, 1939LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 16, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 6, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 1941SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 16, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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