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Flag for Pitcairn Islands May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 6:32 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adamstown: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 3:54 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:32 AM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 9:28 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adamstown

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Adamstown. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
4:57 AM May 36:32 AM May 36:34 AM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Adamstown on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AdamstownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:54:33 AM269°West34.0°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:57:45 AM263°West20.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:10:06 AM256°West-southwest4.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AdamstownMay 3 at 6:32:06 AM254°West-southwest0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Adamstown 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.
MoonsetMay 3 at 6:34:44 AM253°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 6:41:21 AM253°West-southwest1.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:12:28 AM249°West-southwest8.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:24:48 AM240°West-southwest22.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:28:08 AM229°Southwest33.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Adamstown (PNT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Adamstown

Eclipse Visibility From AdamstownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Oct 21SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarPartial
1935Jul 15LunarTotal
1936Dec 13SolarPartial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 8SolarPartial
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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