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Flag for China March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

Max view in Beijing
Tuesday, March 3, 1942 at 6:42 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Beijing: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 5:29 AM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 6:42 AM

Ended: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 11:13 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Beijing

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Beijing, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:31 AM Mar 36:42 AM Mar 36:45 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Beijing on Tuesday, March 3, 1942

EventTime in BeijingDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 5:29:15 AM268°West13.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 6:31:40 AM277°West2.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in BeijingMar 3 at 6:42:59 AM279°West0.4°
The 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMar 3 at 6:45:44 AM279°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 7:33:33 AM287°West-northwest9.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 8:21:27 AM295°West-northwest17.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 9:09:26 AM304°West-northwest25.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 10:11:19 AM317°Northwest34.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 11:13:36 AM334°North-northwest40.9° 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 visible in Beijing

Eclipse Visibility from BeijingVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29 / Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 4LunarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 9SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Beijing, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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