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Flag for Saudi Arabia May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Max view in Riyadh
Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 6:31 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Riyadh: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 3:31 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:31 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 9:05 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Riyadh

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Riyadh. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:27 PM May 36:31 PM May 38:01 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Riyadh on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in RiyadhDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:31 PM90°East38.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:34 PM96°East24.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:46 PM103°East-southeast9.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 6:18 PM106°East-southeast1.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 6:27 PM107°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in RiyadhMay 3 at 6:31 PM107°East-southeast0.7°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Riyadh 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:49 PM109°East-southeast4.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:01 PM118°East-southeast18.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:05 PM128°Southeast30.1°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Riyadh ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Riyadh

Eclipse Visibility from RiyadhVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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