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Flag for USA December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Friday, December 29, 1944 at 7:20 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Phoenix: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 5:35 AM

Maximum: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 7:20 AM

Ended: Fri, Dec 29, 1944 at 10:02 AM

Duration: 4 hours, 27 minutes


December 29, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Phoenix

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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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

5:35 AM Dec 297:20 AM Dec 297:30 AM Dec 29
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Local times for eclipse in Phoenix on Friday, December 29, 1944

EventTime in PhoenixDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsDec 29 at 5:35:46 AM283°West-northwest21.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximal Eclipse visible in PhoenixDec 29 at 7:20:53 AM295°West-northwest1.5°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Phoenix would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetDec 29 at 7:30:34 AM297°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseDec 29 at 7:49:02 AM299°West-northwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsDec 29 at 10:02:26 AM321°Northwest24.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Phoenix (MST – Mountain Standard Time).

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

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

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Phoenix

Eclipse Visibility From PhoenixVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 15 / Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarPartial
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 4SolarPartial
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1944Aug 4LunarPenumbral
1944Dec 29LunarPenumbral
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 Phoenix, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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