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Flag for Eritrea May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Asmara, Eritrea (Asmera)

Max view in Asmara
Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 6:46 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Asmara: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:46 PM

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

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Asmara

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Asmara, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:40 PM May 36:46 PM May 37:54 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Asmara on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AsmaraDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:24 PM96°East45.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:27 PM99°East30.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:40 PM102°East-southeast14.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 6:11 PM104°East-southeast7.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 6:40 PM106°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:42 PM106°East-southeast0.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AsmaraMay 3 at 6:46 PM106°East-southeast1.1°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Asmara would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:54 PM112°East-southeast15.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:58 PM119°East-southeast29.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Asmara, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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