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Flag for United Kingdom April 2, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

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Thursday, April 2, 1931 at 8:07 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

London: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 5:28 PM

Maximum: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 8:07 PM

Ended: Thu, Apr 2, 1931 at 10:46 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 18 minutes


April 2, 1931 — Total Lunar Eclipse — London

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in London. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:24 PM Apr 28:07 PM Apr 29:51 PM Apr 2
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Local times for eclipse in London on Thursday, April 2, 1931

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 5:28:33 PM86°East8.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 6:23:35 PM97°East0.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 2 at 6:24:46 PM97°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsApr 2 at 7:22:43 PM108°East-southeast7.8°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseApr 2 at 8:07:31 PM118°East-southeast13.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsApr 2 at 8:52:18 PM127°Southeast19.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsApr 2 at 9:51:25 PM141°Southeast25.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 2 at 10:46:31 PM156°South-southeast29.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for London (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in London

Eclipse Visibility From LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 7LunarPartial
1931Apr 2LunarTotal
1931Sep 26LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1935Jun 30SolarPartial
1935Jul 16LunarPartial
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 19SolarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPenumbral
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
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