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Eclipse visible in Fakaofo – August 4, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.

More about the August 4, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Friday, August 4, 1944

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in FakaofoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 4 at 12:00 Midnight145°Southeast78.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseAug 4 at 1:27 AM235°Southwest73.4° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 4 at 2:54 AM251°West-southwest54.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for Fakaofo (TKT - Tokelau Time).

Other eclipses visible in Fakaofo

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in FakaofoLooks like in FakaofoPath of the eclipse
May 3, 1939LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 15, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 12 / Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 25, 1945LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 14, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 8, 1946LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 3, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 27, 1947LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 23, 1948LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 12, 1949LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 6, 1949LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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