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Flag for U.S.A. May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.

Max view in Adak
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

Location

May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Adak

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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 AM192°South-southwest21.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 2:27 AM208°South-southwest18.3°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:40 AM224°Southwest11.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 4:11 AM230°Southwest8.4°
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 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 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 5:54 AM250°West-southwest5.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:58 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 visible in Adak

Eclipse Visibility from AdakVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPenumbral
Partial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
Total
1930Oct 7LunarPenumbral
Partial
1931Sep 26LunarPenumbral
Total
1932Mar 21 / Mar 22LunarPartial
Partial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
Total
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
Partial
1934Feb 13SolarPartial
Total
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
Total
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
Total
1936Jun 18SolarPartial
Total
1936Jul 4LunarPenumbral
Partial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937Nov 17LunarPartial
Partial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
Annular
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
Total
1938Nov 21SolarPartial
Partial
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
Annular
1939May 3LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
Partial
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