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Flag for Greece October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

Max view in Athens
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 6:39 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 5:43 AM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 6:39 AM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 11:29 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes


October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Athens

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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

5:43 AM Oct 286:39 AM Oct 286:42 AM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 5:43:13 AM276°West10.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AthensOct 28 at 6:39:56 AM285°West-northwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Athens 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 28 at 6:42:43 AM285°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 6:54:40 AM287°West-northwest1.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 8:36:17 AM304°Northwest20.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 10:18:02 AM326°Northwest33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 11:29:21 AM346°North-northwest38.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Athens (EET – Eastern European Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Athens

Eclipse Visibility from AthensVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 7LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarPenumbral
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarTotal
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
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