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Flag for U.S.A. April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

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Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 11:25 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Detroit: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 9:29 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 11:25 PM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 1:22 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 – April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Detroit

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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.

More about the April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

9:29 PM Apr 2111:25 PM Apr 211:22 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Detroit on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in DetroitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 9:29:44 PM132°Southeast22.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 11:25:58 PM160°South-southeast33.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 1:22:16 AM194°South-southwest34.4°
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
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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