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Flag for India March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Tuesday, March 3, 1942 at 6:52 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 4:01 AM

Maximum: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 6:52 AM

Ended: Tue, Mar 3, 1942 at 9:43 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 42 minutes


March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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 partialMaxMoonset
5:03 AM Mar 36:52 AM Mar 36:58 AM Mar 3
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Tuesday, March 3, 1942

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 4:01 AM261°West39.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 5:03 AM267°West25.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMar 3 at 6:05 AM273°West11.4°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMar 3 at 6:52 AM277°West1.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMar 3 at 6:58 AM277°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 3 at 7:39 AM281°West9.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMar 3 at 8:41 AM288°West-northwest23.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 3 at 9:43 AM296°West-northwest35.8° 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
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 23LunarPenumbral
1948May 9SolarPartial
1949Oct 7LunarPenumbral
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