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Flag for USA May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, USA

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 4:11 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Adak: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 1:24 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 4:11 AM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:58 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Adak. 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

Start of partialMaxMoonset
2:27 AM May 34:11 AM May 35:21 AM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Adak on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AdakDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 1:24:33 AM192°South-southwest21.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 2:27:45 AM208°South-southwest18.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:40:06 AM224°Southwest11.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 4:11:21 AM230°Southwest8.5°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 4:42:28 AM237°West-southwest4.7°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 3 at 5:21:46 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 5:54:48 AM250°West-southwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:58:08 AM262°West14.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Adak (NST – Newfoundland Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility From AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPenumbral
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1930Oct 7LunarPenumbral
1931Sep 26LunarPenumbral
1932Mar 21 / Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Feb 13SolarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 18SolarPartial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 17LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 21SolarPartial
1939May 3LunarTotal
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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