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Flag for Russia May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Yekaterinburg, Russia (Sverdlovsk)

Max view in Yekaterinburg
Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 8:46 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Yekaterinburg: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 5:24 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 8:46 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 10:58 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Yekaterinburg

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Yekaterinburg, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. 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
8:37 PM May 38:46 PM May 39:54 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in YekaterinburgDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:24 PM81°East24.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:27 PM94°East16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 7:40 PM108°East-southeast7.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 8:11 PM114°East-southeast2.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 8:37 PM119°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:42 PM120°East-southeast0.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
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.
Maximal Eclipse visible in YekaterinburgMay 3 at 8:46 PM121°East-southeast0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Yekaterinburg would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:54 PM136°Southeast7.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 10:58 PM150°South-southeast12.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Yekaterinburg ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Yekaterinburg

Eclipse Visibility from YekaterinburgVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Apr 18SolarPartial
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 22LunarPenumbral
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5 / Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Yekaterinburg, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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