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Flag for Kiribati February 8, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

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Tuesday, February 8, 1944 at 6:34 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 4:41 PM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 6:34 PM

Ended: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 8:27 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 47 minutes


February 8, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

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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

6:02 PM Feb 86:34 PM Feb 88:27 PM Feb 8
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Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Tuesday, February 8, 1944

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 8 at 4:41:11 PM72°East-northeast19.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 8 at 6:02:55 PM74°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 8 at 6:34:29 PM74°East-northeast6.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 8 at 8:27:49 PM72°East-northeast33.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kiritimati (LINT – Line Islands Time).

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.

Eclipses visible in Kiritimati

Eclipse Visibility from KiritimatiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarAnnular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPenumbral
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarPartial
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