Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in London, England, United Kingdom
Eclipse visible in London – Oct 16, 1940 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.
During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.
Local times for eclipse in London on Wednesday, October 16, 1940
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.
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.Times are local for London (BST - British Summer Time).
Other eclipses visible in London
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|Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in|
|Looks like in|
|Path of the eclipse|
|Jan 19, 1935||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jun 30, 1935||Solar||Partial||Partial|
|Jul 16, 1935||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jan 8, 1936||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jun 19, 1936||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Dec 28, 1936||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Nov 18, 1937||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Apr 19, 1939||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Oct 28, 1939||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Mar 23, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Apr 22, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 16, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Sep 5, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Aug 26, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Sep 10, 1942||Solar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 20, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Aug 15, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jan 25, 1944||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Feb 9, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 6, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Dec 29, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 9, 1945||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Dec 18 / Dec 19, 1945||Lunar||Total||Total|
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