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Flag for U.S.A. March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helena, Montana, U.S.A.

Max view in Helena
Monday, March 2, 1942 at 7:17 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse


Helena: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 3:31 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 7:17 PM

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


Duration: 5 hours, 42 minutes

Location

March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Helena

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Helena, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

More about the March 2, 1942 – March 3, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:14 PM Mar 27:17 PM Mar 28:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Helena on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in HelenaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 3:31 PM34°Northeast30.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 4:33 PM49°Northeast24.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 5:35 PM62°East-northeast15.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 6:22 PM71°East-northeast8.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 7:09 PM79°East0.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 7:14 PM80°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in HelenaMar 2 at 7:17 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 Helena 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.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 2 at 8:11 PM90°East8.8°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 9:13 PM102°East-southeast18.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Helena ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Helena

Eclipse Visibility from HelenaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
Annular
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
Partial
1942Mar 2LunarPartial
Total
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
Total
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
Total
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
Partial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1945Jul 9SolarTotal
Total
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
Total
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
Partial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
Annular
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
Total
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
Total
Note: Click on the date link for details in Helena, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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