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Flag for French Polynesia May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 5:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Papeete: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 5:11 AM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 7:58 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Papeete

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Papeete. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:27 AM May 35:11 AM May 36:15 AM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Papeete on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in PapeeteDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 2:24:33 AM268°West52.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:27:45 AM265°West37.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:40:06 AM260°West21.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 5:11:21 AM258°West-southwest13.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 5:42:28 AM256°West-southwest7.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 3 at 6:15:54 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:54:48 AM251°West-southwest9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:58:08 AM245°West-southwest22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Papeete (TAHT – Tahiti Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Papeete

Eclipse Visibility From PapeeteVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1930Oct 21SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarPenumbral
1936Jul 4LunarPenumbral
1936Dec 13SolarPartial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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