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Flag for Comoros May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Moroni, Comoros

Max view in Moroni
Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 6:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Moroni: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 3:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:11 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 8:58 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Moroni

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Moroni. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:51 PM May 36:11 PM May 37:54 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Moroni on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in MoroniDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:24 PM116°East-southeast33.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:27 PM110°East-southeast19.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:40 PM106°East-southeast2.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 5:51 PM105°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 6:11 PM105°East-southeast4.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:42 PM103°East-southeast11.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:54 PM101°East-southeast27.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:58 PM100°East42.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Moroni (EAT – East Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Moroni

Eclipse Visibility from MoroniVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarPartial
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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