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Flag for India August 4, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Friday, August 4, 1944 at 7:20 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Aug 4, 1944 at 5:26 PM

Maximum: Fri, Aug 4, 1944 at 7:20 PM

Ended: Fri, Aug 4, 1944 at 8:26 PM

Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes


August 4, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

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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

7:18 PM Aug 47:20 PM Aug 48:26 PM Aug 4
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Friday, August 4, 1944

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 4 at 5:26:57 PM101°East-southeast24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 4 at 6:56:28 PM108°East-southeast5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseAug 4 at 7:18:24 PM110°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in KolkataAug 4 at 7:20:48 PM110°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kolkata would be around this time.
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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 4 at 8:26:01 PM117°East-southeast13.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kolkata (IST – Israel Standard Time).

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 23LunarPartial
1948May 9SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kolkata, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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