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Flag for Greece February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Athens, Greece

Max view in Athens
Saturday, February 20, 1943 at 6:01 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Athens: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 3:45 AM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 6:01 AM

Ended: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 9:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Athens

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Athens. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:03 AM Feb 206:01 AM Feb 206:14 AM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Athens on Saturday, February 20, 1943

EventTime in AthensDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:45:20 AM263°West28.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:03:29 AM275°West13.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AthensFeb 20 at 6:01:24 AM283°West-northwest2.2°
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.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetFeb 20 at 6:14:33 AM285°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:37:57 AM288°West-northwest4.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:12:29 AM304°Northwest21.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:30:31 AM320°Northwest32.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Athens (CET – Central 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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