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Flag for Tokelau February 8, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Fakaofo, Tokelau

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Tuesday, February 8, 1944 at 6:55 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Fakaofo: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 4:21 PM

Maximum: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 6:55 PM

Ended: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 8:07 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 47 minutes


February 8, 1944 — 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

6:53 PM Feb 86:55 PM Feb 88:07 PM Feb 8
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Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Tuesday, February 8, 1944

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 8 at 4:21:11 PM77°East-northeast35.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 8 at 6:14:29 PM75°East-northeast9.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 8 at 6:53:39 PM74°East-northeast0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in FakaofoFeb 8 at 6:55:49 PM74°East-northeast0.4°
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.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 8 at 8:07:49 PM70°East-northeast16.4°
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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