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Flag for Mexico April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Max view in Mexico City
Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 10:25 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Mexico City: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 8:29 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 10:25 PM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 12:22 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 – April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City

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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.

More about the April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

8:29 PM Apr 2110:25 PM Apr 2112:22 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Mexico City on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in Mexico CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 8:29:44 PM112°East-southeast22.3°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 10:25:58 PM131°Southeast45.0°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 12:22:16 AM171°South58.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mexico City (CST – Central Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Mexico City

Eclipse Visibility from Mexico CityVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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