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Flag for Samoa April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia, Samoa

Max view in Apia
Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 5:53 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Apia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 2:59 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 5:53 PM

Ended: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 6:52 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia

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.

More about the April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

5:49 PM Apr 215:53 PM Apr 216:52 PM Apr 21
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Local times for eclipse in Apia on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 2:59 PM115°East-southeast38.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 4:55 PM105°East-southeast12.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 21 at 5:49 PM101°East-southeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in ApiaApr 21 at 5:53 PM101°East0.9°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Apia would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 21 at 6:52 PM98°East14.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Apia ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Apia

Eclipse Visibility from ApiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1941Mar 27SolarPartial
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 13SolarPartial
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
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