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April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Alofi, Niue

Max view in Alofi
Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 5:49 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Alofi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 3:09 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 5:49 PM

Ended: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 7:02 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes

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April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Alofi

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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

MoonriseMaxEnd
5:47 PM Apr 215:49 PM Apr 217:02 PM Apr 21
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Local times for eclipse in Alofi on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in AlofiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 3:09 PM118°East-southeast34.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 5:05 PM105°East-southeast9.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 21 at 5:47 PM102°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AlofiApr 21 at 5:49 PM102°East-southeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Alofi 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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 21 at 7:02 PM96°East16.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Alofi (NUT – Niue Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Alofi

Eclipse Visibility from AlofiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1941Mar 27SolarPartial
Annular
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
Total
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jan 13SolarPartial
Annular
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
Partial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
Total
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
Total
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
Partial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
Partial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Alofi, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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