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Flag for French Polynesia August 25, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Tuesday, August 25, 1942 at 5:52 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Papeete: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Aug 25, 1942 at 3:03 PM

Maximum: Tue, Aug 25, 1942 at 5:52 PM

Ended: Tue, Aug 25, 1942 at 8:32 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes


August 25, 1942 — 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:48 PM Aug 255:52 PM Aug 257:35 PM Aug 25
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Local times for eclipse in Papeete on Tuesday, August 25, 1942

EventTime in PapeeteDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 25 at 3:03:15 PM118°East-southeast36.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 25 at 4:00:54 PM110°East-southeast24.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsAug 25 at 5:01:18 PM105°East-southeast11.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 25 at 5:48:02 PM101°East0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 25 at 5:48:28 PM101°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in PapeeteAug 25 at 5:52:37 PM101°East0.8°
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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsAug 25 at 6:34:40 PM98°East10.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsAug 25 at 7:35:04 PM93°East23.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 25 at 8:32:50 PM89°East37.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
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
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
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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