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Flag for Mexico March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Max view in Mexico City
Monday, March 2, 1942 at 6:43 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Mexico City: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 3:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 6:43 PM

Ended: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 9:13 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes

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March 2, 1942 — 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:41 PM Mar 26:43 PM Mar 28:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Mexico City on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in Mexico CityDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 3:29 PM61°East-northeast41.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 4:31 PM70°East-northeast29.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 5:33 PM77°East-northeast15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 6:21 PM81°East4.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 6:41 PM83°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Mexico CityMar 2 at 6:43 PM83°East0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Mexico City 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 East for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 7:09 PM85°East6.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 2 at 8:11 PM90°East20.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 9:13 PM96°East34.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Mexico City (CST – Central Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Mexico City

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