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June 3, 1947 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Alofi, Niue

Max view in Alofi
Tuesday, June 3, 1947 at 6:22 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Alofi: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 5:33 AM

Maximum: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 6:22 AM

Ended: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 10:19 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 45 minutes


June 3, 1947 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Alofi

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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:33 AM Jun 36:22 AM Jun 36:25 AM Jun 3
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Local times for eclipse in Alofi on Tuesday, June 3, 1947

EventTime in AlofiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 3 at 5:33 AM249°West-southwest10.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AlofiJun 3 at 6:22 AM246°West-southwest0.4°
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJun 3 at 6:25 AM246°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 3 at 7:26 AM240°West-southwest12.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 3 at 10:19 AM211°South-southwest41.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Mar 27SolarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPenumbral
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 13SolarPartial
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
1949Oct 6LunarPenumbral
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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