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Flag for India November 8, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Tuesday, November 8, 1938 at 4:19 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Kolkata: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Nov 8, 1938 at 1:33 AM

Maximum: Tue, Nov 8, 1938 at 4:19 AM

Ended: Tue, Nov 8, 1938 at 7:05 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 32 minutes

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November 8, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kolkata. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
2:34 AM Nov 84:19 AM Nov 86:04 AM Nov 8
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Tuesday, November 8, 1938

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 1:33 AM262°West61.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 2:34 AM269°West47.8°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsNov 8 at 3:38 AM275°West33.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseNov 8 at 4:19 AM278°West24.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsNov 8 at 5:00 AM282°West-northwest15.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsNov 8 at 6:04 AM287°West-northwest1.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
MoonsetNov 8 at 6:14 AM288°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 8 at 7:05 AM293°West-northwest11.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kolkata ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
Partial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
Total
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
Partial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
Partial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
Annular
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3LunarTotal
Total
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