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Flag for Tokelau October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau

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Tuesday, October 15, 1940 at 9:00 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 6:56 PM

Maximum: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 9:00 PM

Ended: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 11:04 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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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

6:56 PM Oct 159:00 PM Oct 1511:04 PM Oct 15
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Tuesday, October 15, 1940

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 15 at 6:56:55 PM80°East9.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 15 at 9:00:54 PM72°East-northeast38.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 15 at 11:04:53 PM46°Northeast64.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

Eclipses visible in Fakaofo

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