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Flag for Kiribati October 27, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Friday, October 27, 1939 at 6:36 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rawaki: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 3:43 PM

Maximum: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 6:36 PM

Ended: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 9:29 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes


October 27, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Rawaki. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:09 PM Oct 276:36 PM Oct 278:18 PM Oct 27
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Friday, October 27, 1939

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 3:43:13 PM79°East-northeast20.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 4:54:40 PM78°East-northeast2.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 27 at 5:09:08 PM78°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 27 at 6:36:17 PM75°East-northeast20.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 27 at 8:18:02 PM68°East-northeast43.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 27 at 9:29:21 PM57°East-northeast59.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Rawaki.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1930Oct 7LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 21SolarPartial
1931Sep 26LunarPenumbral
1932Mar 21 / Mar 22LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Feb 13SolarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarPartial
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarTotal
1937Nov 17LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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