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Eclipse visible in Kiritimati – October 15, 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.

More about the October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Tuesday, October 15, 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.

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 15 at 7:19 PM82°East26.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 15 at 9:21 PM79°East-northeast55.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 15 at 11:23 PM32°North-northeast82.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT - Line Islands Time).

Other eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in KiritimatiLooks like in KiritimatiPath of the eclipse
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8, 1936LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 1936LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 27, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 24, 1937LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 8, 1937SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 17, 1937LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 2, 1937SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 13 / May 14, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularAnnularEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 15, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 18, 1945LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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