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Flag for Rwanda August 26, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kigali, Rwanda

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Wednesday, August 26, 1942 at 5:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kigali: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 3:03 AM

Maximum: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 5:48 AM

Ended: Wed, Aug 26, 1942 at 8:32 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 30 minutes


August 26, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kigali

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kigali. 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
4:00 AM Aug 265:48 AM Aug 266:01 AM Aug 26
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Local times for eclipse in Kigali on Wednesday, August 26, 1942

EventTime in KigaliDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 3:03:15 AM257°West-southwest41.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 4:00:54 AM259°West28.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsAug 26 at 5:01:18 AM260°West13.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseAug 26 at 5:48:02 AM260°West2.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
MoonsetAug 26 at 6:01:49 AM260°West0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsAug 26 at 6:34:40 AM259°West8.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 26 at 7:35:04 AM258°West-southwest22.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 26 at 8:32:50 AM256°West-southwest36.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Kigali (CAT – Central Africa Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Kigali

Eclipse Visibility From KigaliVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 1SolarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 20SolarPartial
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1945Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947May 20SolarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPartial
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1948Nov 1SolarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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