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Flag for USA April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 7:35 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Anchorage: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 4:29 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 7:35 PM

Ended: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 8:22 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Anchorage

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During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow did not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared partially or totally eclipsed during this event. 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

7:30 PM Apr 217:35 PM Apr 218:22 PM Apr 21
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Local times for eclipse in Anchorage on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in AnchorageDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 4:29:44 PM76°East-northeast20.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 6:25:58 PM101°East7.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseApr 21 at 7:30:34 PM115°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in AnchorageApr 21 at 7:35:41 PM116°East-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 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 East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 21 at 8:22:16 PM126°Southeast4.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to Southeast.
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
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 12 / Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Aug 25LunarPartial
1943Feb 4SolarTotal
1943Feb 19LunarPartial
1944Feb 8LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jun 25LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Dec 8LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPartial
1948May 8SolarPartial
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarPartial
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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