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Flag for USA May 13, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Billings, Montana, USA

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Saturday, May 14, 1938 at 1:43 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Billings: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 10:46 PM

Maximum: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 1:43 AM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 4:41 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


May 13, 1938 – May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Billings

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Billings. 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 partialMaxEnd of partial
11:57 PM May 131:43 AM May 143:30 AM May 14
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Local times for eclipse in Billings on Saturday, May 14, 1938

EventTime in BillingsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 10:46:10 PM160°South-southeast22.4°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 11:57:03 PM178°South24.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 1:18:55 AM198°South-southwest22.7°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 1:43:38 AM204°South-southwest21.1°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 2:08:15 AM210°South-southwest19.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 3:30:06 AM227°Southwest10.6°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 4:41:05 AM240°West-southwest1.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Times are local for Billings (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Billings

Eclipse Visibility From BillingsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarPartial
1935Feb 3SolarPartial
1935Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24 / May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 7LunarPartial
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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