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Eclipse visible in Athens – February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Athens. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

More about the February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Athens on Saturday, February 20, 1943

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:47 AM263°West27.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:05 AM275°West12.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AthensFeb 20 at 6:02 AM283°West-northwest1.9° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetFeb 20 at 6:14 AM285°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:38 AM288°West-northwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:12 AM304°Northwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:30 AM320°Northwest32.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

Times are local for Athens (CET - Central European Time).

Other eclipses visible in Athens

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in AthensLooks like in AthensPath of the eclipse
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 23, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 10, 1942SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 20, 1944SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 9, 1945SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 18, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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