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Flag for United Kingdom February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

Max view in London
Saturday, February 20, 1943 at 6:37 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

London: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 3:45 AM

Maximum: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 6:37 AM

Ended: Sat, Feb 20, 1943 at 9:30 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 45 minutes


February 20, 1943 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — London

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During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from London. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
5:03 AM Feb 206:37 AM Feb 208:12 AM Feb 20
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Local times for eclipse in London on Saturday, February 20, 1943

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 3:45:20 AM233°Southwest38.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsFeb 20 at 5:03:29 AM251°West-southwest28.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseFeb 20 at 6:37:57 AM270°West14.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 8:12:29 AM288°West-northwest0.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
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-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetFeb 20 at 8:14:59 AM288°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 20 at 9:30:31 AM303°West-northwest10.9° 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
1940Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Sep 5LunarPenumbral
1942Mar 2 / Mar 3LunarTotal
1942Aug 26LunarTotal
1942Sep 10SolarPartial
1943Feb 20LunarPartial
1943Aug 15LunarPartial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
1944Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Jun 14LunarPartial
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Jun 3LunarPenumbral
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 18LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Apr 28SolarPartial
1949Oct 7LunarTotal
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