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Flag for New Zealand April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chatham Islands, New Zealand

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Friday, April 3, 1931 at 6:09 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Chatham Islands: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 5:43 AM

Maximum: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 6:09 AM

Ended: Fri, Apr 3, 1931 at 11:01 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


April 3, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Chatham Islands

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Chatham Islands, but it could be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. 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

5:43 AM Apr 36:09 AM Apr 36:13 AM Apr 3
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Local times for eclipse in Chatham Islands on Friday, April 3, 1931

EventTime in Chatham IslandsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 5:43:33 AM270°West4.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Chatham IslandsApr 3 at 6:09:56 AM266°West0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Chatham Islands 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetApr 3 at 6:13:47 AM265°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 6:38:35 AM261°West3.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 3 at 7:37:43 AM250°West-southwest14.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 3 at 8:22:31 AM241°West-southwest21.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsApr 3 at 9:07:18 AM232°Southwest27.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsApr 3 at 10:06:25 AM218°Southwest34.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 3 at 11:01:31 AM202°South-southwest39.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Chatham Islands (CHAST – Chatham Island Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Chatham Islands

Eclipse Visibility From Chatham IslandsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
1931Apr 3LunarPenumbral
1931Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
1933Feb 11LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
1935Jan 20LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
1935Dec 26SolarPartial
1936Jan 9LunarPenumbral
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1939May 4LunarTotal
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Chatham Islands, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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