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Flag for United Kingdom October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 7:17 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


London: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 6:56 AM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 7:17 AM

Ended: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 11:04 AM


Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes

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October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — London

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

More about the October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxMoonset
6:56 AM Oct 167:17 AM Oct 167:20 AM Oct 16
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Local times for eclipse in London on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 16 at 6:56 AM277°West3.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West.
Maximal Eclipse visible in LondonOct 16 at 7:17 AM281°West0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in London 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 West for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 16 at 7:20 AM282°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 9:00 AM302°West-northwest14.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 11:04 AM331°North-northwest27.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for London (BST – British Summer 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 visible in London

Eclipse Visibility from LondonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Mar 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
Partial
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
Total
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
Total
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
Partial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
Partial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
Partial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
Total
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
Total
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
Total
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
Total
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
Total
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
Partial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
Total
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
Partial
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
Total
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