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Flag for Tonga February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Saturday, February 20, 1943 at 7:18 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 3:45 PM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 7:18 PM

Ended: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 9:30 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Nukualofa. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:15 PM Feb 207:18 PM Feb 208:12 PM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Saturday, February 20, 1943

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:45 PM95°East47.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:03 PM88°East30.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:37 PM80°East9.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseFeb 20 at 7:15 PM77°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaFeb 20 at 7:18 PM77°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 Nukualofa 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.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:12 PM72°East-northeast11.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:30 PM63°East-northeast28.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Nukualofa (TOT – Tonga Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Nukualofa.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Nukualofa

Eclipse Visibility from NukualofaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 8SolarPartial
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13 / Mar 14LunarPartial
1941Mar 28SolarPartial
1941Sep 6LunarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 16LunarPartial
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4 / Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 30LunarPenumbral
1945Jan 14SolarPartial
1945Jun 26LunarPartial
1946Jun 15LunarTotal
1946Dec 9LunarPartial
1947Jun 4LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 24LunarPartial
1949Apr 13LunarPartial
1949Oct 22SolarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Nukualofa, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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