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Flag for Cook Islands October 27, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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Friday, October 27, 1939 at 8:06 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rarotonga: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 5:13 PM

Maximum: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 8:06 PM

Ended: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 10:59 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes


October 27, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rarotonga

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Rarotonga. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
6:24 PM Oct 278:06 PM Oct 279:48 PM Oct 27
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Local times for eclipse in Rarotonga on Friday, October 27, 1939

EventTime in RarotongaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 5:13:13 PM82°East13.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 27 at 6:10:35 PM77°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 6:24:40 PM76°East-northeast2.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Maximum EclipseOct 27 at 8:06:17 PM64°East-northeast24.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 27 at 9:48:02 PM46°Northeast43.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 27 at 10:59:21 PM25°North-northeast52.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rarotonga (CKT – Cook Island Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Rarotonga

Eclipse Visibility from RarotongaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1930Oct 21SolarPartial
1932Mar 21 / Mar 22LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarPenumbral
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 13SolarPartial
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 17LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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