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Flag for India May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Bombay)

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 9:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mumbai: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:17 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 9:04 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 11:51 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mumbai

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mumbai. 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
7:21 PM May 39:04 PM May 310:48 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in MumbaiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:17:53 PM101°East-southeast13.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 7:18:19 PM106°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 7:21:05 PM106°East-southeast0.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 8:33:26 PM113°East-southeast15.6°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 9:04:41 PM116°East-southeast22.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:35:48 PM121°East-southeast28.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 10:48:08 PM134°Southeast41.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 11:51:28 PM151°South-southeast50.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mumbai (HMT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mumbai

Eclipse Visibility From MumbaiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
1937May 11MercuryPartial Transit
Partial Transit
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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