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Flag for New Zealand October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Wellington, New Zealand (Pōneke)

Max view in Wellington
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 6:55 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Wellington: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 3:43 PM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 6:55 PM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 9:29 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes

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October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Wellington

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Wellington. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:52 PM Oct 286:55 PM Oct 288:18 PM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Wellington on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in WellingtonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 3:43 PM104°East-southeast34.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 4:54 PM92°East21.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 6:36 PM76°East-northeast2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 28 at 6:52 PM73°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in WellingtonOct 28 at 6:55 PM73°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Wellington 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 8:18 PM58°East-northeast13.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 9:29 PM44°Northeast23.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Wellington (NZST – New Zealand Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Wellington

Eclipse Visibility from WellingtonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
Partial
1930Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Partial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
Total
1931Apr 3LunarPartial
Total
1931Sep 27LunarPartial
Total
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
Partial
1932Sep 15LunarPenumbral
Partial
1933Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
1935Dec 26SolarPartial
Annular
1936Jan 9LunarPartial
Total
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
Partial
1938May 14LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
Total
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Wellington, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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