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

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 3:48 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 2:24 AM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 3:48 AM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 7:58 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Anchorage, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
3:27 AM May 33:48 AM May 33:53 AM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 2:24:33 AM217°Southwest7.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 3:27:45 AM231°Southwest2.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in AnchorageMay 3 at 3:48:12 AM236°Southwest0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Anchorage 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 Southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetMay 3 at 3:53:20 AM237°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:40:06 AM246°West-southwest5.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 5:11:21 AM253°West-southwest8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 5:42:28 AM259°West12.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 6:54:48 AM274°West20.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:58:08 AM288°West-northwest28.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Anchorage (CAT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Anchorage

Eclipse Visibility From AnchorageVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1931Sep 11SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Feb 13SolarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 18SolarPartial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 21SolarPartial
1939Apr 19SolarAnnular
1939May 3LunarPartial
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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