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Flag for India March 24, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Sunday, March 24, 1940 at 1:41 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 1:03 AM

Maximum: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 1:41 AM

Ended: Sun, Mar 24, 1940 at 2:18 AM

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes


March 24, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

1:03 AM Mar 241:41 AM Mar 242:18 AM Mar 24
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Sunday, March 24, 1940

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 24 at 1:03 AM213°South-southwest60.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseMar 24 at 1:41 AM226°Southwest54.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 24 at 2:18 AM236°Southwest48.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kolkata ( – (null)).

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 24LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5 / Sep 6LunarPartial
1941Sep 21SolarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarTotal
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25 / Jun 26LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarPenumbral
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8 / Dec 9LunarTotal
1947Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 9SolarPartial
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