Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati
Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.
Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Sunday, April 21, 1940
Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.
This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Kiritimati.
The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.
Other eclipses visible in Kiritimati
|Dates (Click link for path info)||Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in Kiritimati||Looks like in Kiritimati||Path of the eclipse|
|Jan 19, 1935||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jul 15, 1935||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jan 8, 1936||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jul 4, 1936||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Dec 27, 1936||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|May 24, 1937||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jun 8, 1937||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Nov 17, 1937||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 2, 1937||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|May 13 / May 14, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 3, 1939||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Oct 27, 1939||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Apr 7, 1940||Solar||Annular||Annular|
|Apr 21, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 15, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 5, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Aug 25, 1942||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Feb 19, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 8, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 5, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Aug 4, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Dec 29, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jun 25, 1945||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 18, 1945||Lunar||Total||Penumbral|
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