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Flag for Madagascar May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Antananarivo, Madagascar

Max view in Antananarivo
Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 6:11 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Antananarivo: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 3:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:11 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 8:58 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Antananarivo

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Antananarivo. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:25 PM May 36:11 PM May 37:54 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Antananarivo on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AntananarivoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:24 PM118°East-southeast26.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:27 PM111°East-southeast13.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 5:25 PM106°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:40 PM105°East-southeast2.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 6:11 PM103°East-southeast9.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:42 PM101°East16.6°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:54 PM96°East33.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:58 PM92°East47.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Antananarivo (EAT – Eastern Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Antananarivo

Eclipse Visibility from AntananarivoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarPartial
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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