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Flag for Tonga October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 8:21 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Nukualofa: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 6:16 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 8:21 PM

Ended: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 10:24 PM


Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes

Location

October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

More about the October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxEnd
6:16 PM Oct 168:21 PM Oct 1610:24 PM Oct 16
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 16 at 6:16 PM80°East4.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 8:20 PM66°East-northeast30.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 10:24 PM38°Northeast53.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 8SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
Partial
1941Mar 28SolarPartial
Annular
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
Partial
1942Aug 26LunarPartial
Total
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
Partial
1943Aug 16LunarPenumbral
Partial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 4 / Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 30LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
Annular
1945Jun 26LunarPartial
Partial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
Total
1946Dec 9LunarPartial
Total
1947Jun 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 24LunarPenumbral
Partial
1949Apr 13LunarPartial
Total
1949Oct 7LunarPenumbral
Total
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
Partial
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