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Flag for USA March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Houston, Texas, USA

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Monday, March 2, 1942 at 7:21 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Houston: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 4:29 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 7:21 PM

Ended: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 10:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Houston

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Houston. 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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:19 PM Mar 27:21 PM Mar 29:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Houston on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in HoustonDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 4:29:15 PM57°East-northeast33.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 5:31:40 PM68°East-northeast22.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 6:33:33 PM76°East-northeast9.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 7:19:12 PM82°East0.0° Not directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 7:21:27 PM82°East0.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
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.
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 8:09:26 PM88°East10.0°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 2 at 9:11:19 PM96°East22.9°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 10:13:36 PM105°East-southeast35.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Houston (CWT – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Houston

Eclipse Visibility From HoustonVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarAnnular
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Jan 25SolarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Houston, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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