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Flag for U.S.A. October 27, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Max view in Detroit
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 1:36 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Detroit: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Oct 27, 1939 at 10:43 PM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 1:36 AM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 4:29 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes


October 27, 1939 – October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Detroit

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Detroit. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

More about the October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
11:54 PM Oct 271:36 AM Oct 283:18 AM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Detroit on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in DetroitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 10:43 PM141°Southeast53.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 27 at 11:54 PM171°South59.1°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 1:36 AM216°Southwest54.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 3:18 AM246°West-southwest40.7°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 4:29 AM260°West28.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Detroit (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Detroit

Eclipse Visibility from DetroitVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1932Sep 14LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3 / Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1935Jan 19LunarPenumbral
1935Feb 3SolarPartial
1935Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Dec 27 / Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 7LunarTotal
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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