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Flag for Tonga May 4, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Thursday, May 4, 1939 at 3:31 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Nukualofa: Total Lunar Eclipse


Began: Thu, May 4, 1939 at 12:44 AM

Maximum: Thu, May 4, 1939 at 3:31 AM

Ended: Thu, May 4, 1939 at 6:18 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes

Location

May 4, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Nukualofa. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
1:47 AM May 43:31 AM May 45:14 AM May 4
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Thursday, May 4, 1939

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 12:44 AM294°West-northwest75.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 1:47 AM278°West61.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 4 at 3:00 AM270°West45.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 4 at 3:31 AM267°West38.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 4 at 4:02 AM265°West31.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 4 at 5:14 AM259°West15.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 4 at 6:18 AM254°West-southwest1.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
Partial
1930Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Partial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
Total
1931Apr 3LunarPenumbral
Total
1931Sep 27LunarPenumbral
Total
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
Partial
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
1936Jan 9LunarPartial
Total
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937Jun 9SolarPartial
Total
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
Partial
1937Dec 3SolarPartial
Annular
1938May 14 / May 15LunarTotal
Total
1939May 4LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
Total
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
Partial
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