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Flag for Greenland October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq, Greenland (Thule)

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Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 5:00 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Qaanaaq: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 2:56 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 5:00 AM

Ended: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 7:04 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Qaanaaq

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

2:56 AM Oct 165:00 AM Oct 167:04 AM Oct 16
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Local times for eclipse in Qaanaaq on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

EventTime in QaanaaqDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 16 at 2:56:55 AM205°South-southwest18.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 5:00:54 AM236°West-southwest14.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 7:04:53 AM266°West8.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Times are local for Qaanaaq (WGT – West Greenland Time).

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
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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