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Flag for United Kingdom June 3, 1947 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — London, England, United Kingdom

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Tuesday, June 3, 1947 at 10:17 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

London: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 6:50 PM

Maximum: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 10:17 PM

Ended: Tue, Jun 3, 1947 at 11:39 PM

Duration: 4 hours, 49 minutes


June 3, 1947 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — London

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

10:13 PM Jun 310:17 PM Jun 311:39 PM Jun 3
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Local times for eclipse in London on Tuesday, June 3, 1947

EventTime in LondonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJun 3 at 6:50:47 PM93°East28.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJun 3 at 8:57:53 PM116°East-southeast9.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJun 3 at 9:15:13 PM119°East-southeast7.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJun 3 at 9:32:29 PM122°East-southeast5.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJun 3 at 10:13:11 PM130°Southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in LondonJun 3 at 10:17:53 PM131°Southeast0.4°
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 Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJun 3 at 11:39:41 PM147°South-southeast8.0°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Times are local for London (BDST – (null)).

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
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in London, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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