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Flag for Greenland April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

Max view in Qaanaaq
Monday, April 22, 1940 at 1:26 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 11:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 1:26 AM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 3:22 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 – April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq

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

11:46 PM Apr 211:26 AM Apr 223:01 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Monday, April 22, 1940

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 11:29 PM150°South-southeast0.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 21 at 11:46 PM154°South-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 22 at 1:25 AM177°South0.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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 South for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 22 at 3:01 AM200°South-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 3:22 AM205°South-southwest0.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Qaanaaq (WGT – West Greenland Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Qaanaaq

Eclipse Visibility from QaanaaqVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 29SolarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948May 8 / May 9SolarPartial
1948Oct 17 / Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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