Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Funafuti, Tuvalu
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The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Funafuti. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.
The Earth's shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight.
More about the October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse
Local times for eclipse in Funafuti on Saturday, October 28, 1939
Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.
|Event||Time in Funafuti||Direction||Altitude||Looks like||Comments|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Oct 28 at 3:44 PM||81°||31.0° below||Not directly visible||Below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Oct 28 at 4:56 PM||79°||14.3° below||Not directly visible||Below horizon|
|Moonrise||Oct 28 at 5:54 PM||77°||0.0° ||Not directly visible||Below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 28 at 6:36 PM||76°||9.3° ||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 ends||Oct 28 at 8:17 PM||69°||32.2° ||Partial moon eclipse ends.|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Oct 28 at 9:28 PM||60°||47.7° ||The Earth's penumbra ends.|
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.
Times are local for Funafuti (TVT - Tuvalu Time).
Other eclipses visible in Funafuti
|Dates (Click link for path info)||Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in Funafuti||Looks like in Funafuti||Path of the eclipse|
|Jan 31, 1934||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 14, 1934||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Jul 26 / Jul 27, 1934||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jan 20, 1935||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jul 16, 1935||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jan 9, 1936||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jul 5, 1936||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 14, 1936||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|May 25, 1937||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jun 9, 1937||Solar||Total||Total|
|Nov 18, 1937||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 3, 1937||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|May 14, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 4, 1939||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Oct 28, 1939||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Apr 8, 1940||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Apr 22, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 16, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Mar 13 / Mar 14, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 6, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 21, 1941||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Aug 26, 1942||Lunar||Total||Penumbral|
|Feb 20, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Aug 16, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 9, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 6, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Aug 4 / Aug 5, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Dec 30, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
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