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Eclipse visible in Fakaofo – June 3, 1947 — 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 June 3, 1947 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Fakaofo on Tuesday, June 3, 1947

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 beginsJun 3 at 5:53 AM248°West-southwest8.1° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in FakaofoJun 3 at 6:24 AM247°West-southwest1.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe 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.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetJun 3 at 6:32 AM247°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 3 at 7:46 AM243°West-southwest16.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 3 at 10:39 AM218°Southwest48.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

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
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
Sep 25, 1950LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 22 / Mar 23, 1951LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 14 / Sep 15, 1951LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 1952LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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