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Flag for Tuvalu October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti, Tuvalu

Max view in Funafuti
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 6:36 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Funafuti: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 3:43 PM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 6:36 PM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 9:29 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes


October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Funafuti

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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 Funafuti. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:55 PM Oct 286:36 PM Oct 288:18 PM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in FunafutiDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 3:43:13 PM81°East31.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 4:54:40 PM79°East14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 28 at 5:55:16 PM77°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 6:36:17 PM76°East-northeast9.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 8:18:02 PM69°East-northeast32.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 9:29:21 PM60°East-northeast47.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT – Tuvalu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Funafuti

Eclipse Visibility from FunafutiVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Oct 8LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
1931Apr 3LunarPenumbral
1931Sep 27LunarPenumbral
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
1933Feb 11LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Feb 14SolarPartial
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
1935Jan 20LunarTotal
1935Jul 16LunarPartial
1936Jan 9LunarPartial
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Jun 9SolarTotal
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 3SolarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1939May 4LunarTotal
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
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