Home > Sun & Moon > Eclipses > Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Flag for Kiribati July 5, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Max view in Kiritimati
Wednesday, July 5, 1944 at 6:00 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kiritimati: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Jul 5, 1944 at 4:23 PM

Maximum: Wed, Jul 5, 1944 at 6:00 PM

Ended: Wed, Jul 5, 1944 at 7:36 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 13 minutes


July 5, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kiritimati

Live Eclipse Animation will start at:
Live Eclipse Animation has ended.
You are using an outdated browser, to view the animation please update or switch to a modern browser. Alternatively you can view the old animation by clicking here.

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.

More about the July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Add Eclipse to Calendar

Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:58 PM Jul 56:00 PM Jul 57:36 PM Jul 5
Expand for more details on eclipse events and times

Local times for eclipse in Kiritimati on Wednesday, July 5, 1944

EventTime in KiritimatiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 5 at 4:23:19 PM112°East-southeast21.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 5 at 5:58:31 PM111°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 5 at 5:59:40 PM112°East-southeast0.2°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 5 at 7:36:01 PM114°East-southeast21.2°
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Kiritimati, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

All eclipses worldwide, from 1900 to 2100