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Flag for U.S.A. March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Max view in Oakland
Monday, March 2, 1942 at 7:07 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Oakland: Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 7:07 PM

Ended: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 8:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 44 minutes


March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Oakland

Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

The total phase of this lunar eclipse was not visible in Oakland, but it could be observed there as a partial lunar eclipse. The Earth's shadow covered only a small portion of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
7:05 PM Mar 27:07 PM Mar 27:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Oakland on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in OaklandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 2:29 PM25°North-northeast42.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 3:31 PM42°Northeast35.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 4:33 PM56°Northeast27.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 5:21 PM65°East-northeast19.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 6:09 PM73°East-northeast10.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 7:05 PM82°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in OaklandMar 2 at 7:07 PM82°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 Oakland 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 7:11 PM83°East1.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 8:13 PM92°East12.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Oakland ( – (null)).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Oakland

Eclipse Visibility from OaklandVisibility 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
1945Jun 25LunarPenumbral
1945Dec 18LunarTotal
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 27 / Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Apr 23LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12LunarTotal
1949Oct 6LunarTotal
Note: Click on the date link for details in Oakland, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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