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Eclipse visible in Detroit – October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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 October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Detroit on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in DetroitDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 16 at 12:59 AM199°South-southwest53.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 3:01 AM238°West-southwest39.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 5:03 AM263°West19.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Times are local for Detroit (EST - Eastern Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Detroit

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in DetroitLooks like in DetroitPath of the eclipse
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 3, 1935SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15 / Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 27 / Dec 28, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1937LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18, 1937LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 1939SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21 / Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 16, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25 / Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19 / Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 8 / Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5 / Jul 6, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 9, 1945SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 18 / Dec 19, 1945LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth

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