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Flag for Kiribati May 13, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Friday, May 13, 1938 at 10:03 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 7:06 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 10:03 PM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 1:01 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


May 13, 1938 – May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kiritimati. 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
8:17 PM May 1310:03 PM May 1311:50 PM May 13
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Friday, May 13, 1938

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 7:06:10 PM111°East-southeast19.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 8:17:03 PM115°East-southeast34.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 9:38:55 PM125°Southeast52.3°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 13 at 10:03:38 PM131°Southeast57.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 13 at 10:28:15 PM138°Southeast61.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 13 at 11:50:06 PM181°South68.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 1:01:05 AM219°Southwest62.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility From KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1930Oct 21SolarPartial
1932Mar 21 / Mar 22LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarPartial
1936Jul 4LunarPenumbral
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 17LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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