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Flag for U.S.A. October 15, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

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Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 12:00 Midnight

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Las Vegas: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Oct 15, 1940 at 9:56 PM

Maximum: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 12:00 Midnight

Ended: Wed, Oct 16, 1940 at 2:04 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 8 minutes


October 15, 1940 – October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Las Vegas

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Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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 October 16, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

9:56 PM Oct 1512:00 AM Oct 162:04 AM Oct 16
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Local times for eclipse in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 16, 1940

EventTime in Las VegasDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 15 at 9:56:55 PM140°Southeast54.7°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseOct 16 at 12:00:54 AM197°South-southwest60.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 16 at 2:04:53 AM241°West-southwest44.6°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Las Vegas (PST – Pacific Standard Time).

Eclipses visible in Las Vegas

Eclipse Visibility from Las VegasVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarPartial
1942Aug 25LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
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