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Flag for Kenya December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nairobi, Kenya

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Friday, December 29, 1944 at 6:27 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Nairobi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 3:20 PM

Maximum: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 6:27 PM

Ended: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 7:47 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes


December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nairobi

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

6:25 PM Dec 296:27 PM Dec 297:47 PM Dec 29
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Local times for eclipse in Nairobi on Friday, December 29, 1944

EventTime in NairobiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 29 at 3:20 PM62°East-northeast40.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 29 at 5:16 PM67°East-northeast15.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseDec 29 at 6:25 PM68°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NairobiDec 29 at 6:27 PM68°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Nairobi 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 29 at 7:47 PM66°East-northeast17.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nairobi ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Nairobi

Eclipse Visibility from NairobiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
1942Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 20LunarPenumbral
1943Aug 15 / Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14 / Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947May 20SolarPartial
1947Jun 3 / Jun 4LunarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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