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Flag for Eritrea December 28, 1936 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Asmara, Eritrea (Asmera)

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Monday, December 28, 1936 at 6:45 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Asmara: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 4:50 AM

Maximum: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 6:45 AM

Ended: Mon, Dec 28, 1936 at 8:46 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes


December 28, 1936 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Asmara

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:50 AM Dec 286:45 AM Dec 286:48 AM Dec 28
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Local times for eclipse in Asmara on Monday, December 28, 1936

EventTime in AsmaraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 28 at 4:50:56 AM288°West-northwest25.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseDec 28 at 6:48:41 AM293°West-northwest0.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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.
MoonsetDec 28 at 6:48:54 AM293°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 28 at 8:46:27 AM303°West-northwest24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Asmara (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Asmara

Eclipse Visibility from AsmaraVisibility 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
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarPenumbral
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
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