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Flag for Tonga August 16, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

Max view in Nukualofa
Monday, August 16, 1943 at 7:01 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Aug 16, 1943 at 5:59 AM

Maximum: Mon, Aug 16, 1943 at 7:01 AM

Ended: Mon, Aug 16, 1943 at 10:56 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 57 minutes


August 16, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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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. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
6:59 AM Aug 167:01 AM Aug 167:04 AM Aug 16
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Monday, August 16, 1943

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 5:59:56 AM259°West13.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsAug 16 at 6:59:07 AM255°West-southwest0.9°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaAug 16 at 7:01:31 AM254°West-southwest0.5°
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetAug 16 at 7:04:04 AM254°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseAug 16 at 8:28:20 AM246°West-southwest18.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsAug 16 at 9:57:31 AM233°Southwest35.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsAug 16 at 10:56:43 AM221°Southwest45.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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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