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Flag for Kiribati August 15, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati

Max view in Rawaki
Sunday, August 15, 1943 at 5:22 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Rawaki: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Aug 15, 1943 at 4:59 AM

Maximum: Sun, Aug 15, 1943 at 5:22 AM

Ended: Sun, Aug 15, 1943 at 9:56 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 57 minutes


August 15, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Rawaki

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

4:59 AM Aug 155:22 AM Aug 155:24 AM Aug 15
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Local times for eclipse in Rawaki on Sunday, August 15, 1943

EventTime in RawakiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 15 at 4:59 AM255°West-southwest5.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in RawakiAug 15 at 5:22 AM255°West-southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Rawaki would be around this time.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 15 at 5:24 AM255°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 15 at 5:59 AM254°West-southwest8.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 15 at 7:28 AM251°West-southwest28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 15 at 8:57 AM244°West-southwest48.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 15 at 9:56 AM232°Southwest60.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPenumbral
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 22 / Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
1949Oct 6LunarPenumbral
Note: Click on the date link for details in Rawaki, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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