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Flag for USA May 13, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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Friday, May 13, 1938 at 10:43 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Fairbanks: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 7:46 PM

Maximum: Fri, May 13, 1938 at 10:43 PM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 1:41 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


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

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Fairbanks. 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
8:57 PM May 1310:43 PM May 1312:30 AM May 14
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Local times for eclipse in Fairbanks on Friday, May 13, 1938

EventTime in FairbanksDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 7:46:10 PM126°Southeast5.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 13 at 8:52:45 PM140°Southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 8:57:03 PM141°Southeast0.2°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
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 Southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 13 at 10:18:55 PM159°South-southeast4.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Maximum EclipseMay 13 at 10:43:38 PM165°South-southeast4.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southeast.
Total Eclipse endsMay 13 at 11:08:15 PM171°South5.2°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 12:30:06 AM189°South5.1°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 1:41:05 AM206°South-southwest2.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to South-southwest.
Times are local for Fairbanks (CAT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Fairbanks

Eclipse Visibility From FairbanksVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 12LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1931Sep 11SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Feb 10LunarPenumbral
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPartial
1934Feb 13SolarPartial
1934Jul 25 / Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jun 18SolarPartial
1936Dec 27LunarPenumbral
1937May 24LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 17 / Nov 18LunarPartial
1937Dec 2SolarPartial
1938May 13 / May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 21SolarPartial
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939May 3LunarPenumbral
1939Oct 27LunarPartial
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