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Flag for Tokelau February 19, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau

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Friday, February 19, 1943 at 6:51 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Feb 19, 1943 at 3:45 PM

Maximum: Fri, Feb 19, 1943 at 6:51 PM

Ended: Fri, Feb 19, 1943 at 9:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


February 19, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Fakaofo. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:48 PM Feb 196:51 PM Feb 198:12 PM Feb 19
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Friday, February 19, 1943

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 19 at 3:45:20 PM82°East43.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 19 at 5:03:29 PM81°East25.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 19 at 6:37:57 PM78°East-northeast1.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 19 at 6:48:55 PM78°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in FakaofoFeb 19 at 6:51:31 PM78°East-northeast0.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Fakaofo 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 19 at 8:12:29 PM74°East-northeast19.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 19 at 9:30:31 PM68°East-northeast36.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT – Tokelau Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fakaofo

Eclipse Visibility From FakaofoVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Fakaofo, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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