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Flag for Greece April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

Max view in Athens
Monday, April 22, 1940 at 5:42 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 4:29 AM

Maximum: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 5:42 AM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 8:22 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Athens

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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.

More about the April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

4:29 AM Apr 225:42 AM Apr 225:45 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Monday, April 22, 1940

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 22 at 4:29 AM244°West-southwest13.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AthensApr 22 at 5:42 AM255°West-southwest0.4°
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-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 22 at 5:45 AM256°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 22 at 6:25 AM261°West8.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 8:22 AM279°West30.1° 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
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Jun 3LunarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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