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Flag for Rwanda February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kigali, Rwanda

Max view in Kigali
Wednesday, February 9, 1944 at 6:06 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Kigali: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 5:21 AM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 6:06 AM

Ended: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 9:07 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 47 minutes


February 9, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Kigali

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:21 AM Feb 96:06 AM Feb 96:09 AM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Kigali on Wednesday, February 9, 1944

EventTime in KigaliDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 9 at 5:21:11 AM287°West-northwest10.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in KigaliFeb 9 at 6:06:33 AM286°West-northwest0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Kigali 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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 9 at 6:09:27 AM286°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 7:14:29 AM286°West-northwest15.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 9:07:49 AM290°West-northwest41.7° 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 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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