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Flag for Samoa October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Apia, Samoa

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Tuesday, October 15, 1940 at 8:31 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Apia: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 6:26 PM

Maximum: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 8:31 PM

Ended: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 10:34 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes

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October 15, 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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
6:26 PM Oct 158:31 PM Oct 1510:34 PM Oct 15
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Local times for eclipse in Apia on Tuesday, October 15, 1940

EventTime in ApiaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 15 at 6:26 PM80°East8.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseOct 15 at 8:30 PM69°East-northeast36.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 15 at 10:34 PM40°Northeast61.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Apia ( – (null)).

Eclipses visible in Apia

Eclipse Visibility from ApiaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1941Mar 27SolarPartial
Annular
1941Sep 5LunarPartial
Partial
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
Total
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
Partial
1943Aug 15LunarPenumbral
Partial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 3 / Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jan 13SolarPartial
Annular
1945Jun 25LunarPartial
Partial
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
Total
1946Dec 8LunarPartial
Total
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
Partial
1947Nov 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
Partial
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
Total
1949Oct 6LunarPenumbral
Total
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