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Flag for Tonga July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa, Tonga

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Thursday, July 6, 1944 at 6:16 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Nukualofa: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 4:03 PM

Maximum: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 6:16 PM

Ended: Thu, Jul 6, 1944 at 7:16 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 13 minutes


July 6, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Nukualofa

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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.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

6:13 PM Jul 66:16 PM Jul 67:16 PM Jul 6
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Local times for eclipse in Nukualofa on Thursday, July 6, 1944

EventTime in NukualofaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 6 at 4:03:19 PM128°Southeast25.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJul 6 at 5:39:40 PM116°East-southeast7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 6 at 6:13:39 PM113°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in NukualofaJul 6 at 6:16:05 PM113°East-southeast0.4°
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-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 6 at 7:16:01 PM108°East-southeast12.6°
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
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