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Flag for Kiribati October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

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Tuesday, October 15, 1940 at 8:00 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Rawaki: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 5:56 PM

Maximum: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 8:00 PM

Ended: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 10:04 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki

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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

5:56 PM Oct 158:00 PM Oct 1510:04 PM Oct 15
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Tuesday, October 15, 1940

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 15 at 5:56:55 PM81°East11.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 15 at 8:00:54 PM76°East-northeast40.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 15 at 10:04:53 PM55°Northeast68.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Rawaki (PHOT – Phoenix Island Time).

Eclipses visible in Rawaki

Eclipse Visibility from RawakiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 22 / Apr 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
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