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Flag for USA March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Billings, Montana, USA

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Monday, March 2, 1942 at 7:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Billings: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 3:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 7:04 PM

Ended: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 9:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


March 2, 1942 — 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:01 PM Mar 27:04 PM Mar 28:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Billings on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in BillingsDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 3:29:15 PM37°Northeast30.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 4:31:40 PM52°Northeast23.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 5:33:33 PM65°East-northeast14.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 6:21:27 PM73°East-northeast7.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 7:01:11 PM81°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BillingsMar 2 at 7:04:15 PM81°East0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Billings 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 for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 7:09:26 PM82°East1.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 2 at 8:11:19 PM93°East11.2°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 9:13:36 PM104°East-southeast21.4°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Billings (MWT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Billings

Eclipse Visibility From BillingsVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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