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Flag for French Polynesia September 5, 1941 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Max view in Papeete
Friday, September 5, 1941 at 5:56 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Papeete: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Sep 5, 1941 at 5:27 AM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 5, 1941 at 5:56 AM

Ended: Fri, Sep 5, 1941 at 10:06 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 39 minutes


September 5, 1941 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Papeete

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

5:27 AM Sep 55:56 AM Sep 55:58 AM Sep 5
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Local times for eclipse in Papeete on Friday, September 5, 1941

EventTime in PapeeteDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 5 at 5:27 AM266°West6.8°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PapeeteSep 5 at 5:56 AM264°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Papeete 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetSep 5 at 5:58 AM264°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsSep 5 at 7:20 AM257°West-southwest19.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 5 at 7:46 AM255°West-southwest25.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsSep 5 at 8:13 AM252°West-southwest31.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 5 at 10:06 AM233°Southwest54.3° 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 visible in Papeete

Eclipse Visibility from PapeeteVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Mar 27SolarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarTotal
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarPenumbral
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Papeete, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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