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Eclipse visible in Cairo – October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

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 October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cairo on Saturday, October 28, 1939

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 CairoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 5:44 AM282°West-northwest2.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in CairoOct 28 at 5:58 AM283°West-northwest0.4° 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 Cairo 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 28 at 6:00 AM284°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 6:56 AM291°West-northwest11.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 8:36 AM307°Northwest29.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 10:17 AM331°North-northwest43.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 11:28 AM354°North47.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Cairo (EET - Eastern European Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cairo

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in CairoLooks like in CairoPath of the eclipse
Jan 30, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8, 1936LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 19, 1936SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 1936LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 28, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15 / Aug 16, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 20, 1944SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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