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Flag for Mexico May 13, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

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Saturday, May 14, 1938 at 2:43 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Mexico City: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 11:46 PM

Maximum: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 2:43 AM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 5:41 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


May 13, 1938 – May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Mexico City. 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

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
12:57 AM May 142:43 AM May 144:30 AM May 14
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Local times for eclipse in Mexico City on Saturday, May 14, 1938

EventTime in Mexico CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 11:46:10 PM165°South-southeast50.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 12:57:03 AM191°South50.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 2:18:55 AM216°Southwest42.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 2:43:38 AM222°Southwest39.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 3:08:15 AM227°Southwest35.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 4:30:06 AM240°West-southwest20.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 5:41:05 AM247°West-southwest5.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Times are local for Mexico City (CST – Central Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Mexico City

Eclipse Visibility From Mexico CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3 / Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1935Feb 3SolarPartial
1935Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 7LunarPartial
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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