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Eclipse visible in San Francisco – November 7, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in San Francisco, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

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 November 7, 1938 – November 8, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in San Francisco on Monday, November 7, 1938

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in San FranciscoDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 11:41 AM359°North36.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 12:42 PM16°North-northeast35.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsNov 7 at 1:46 PM32°North-northeast30.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseNov 7 at 2:26 PM41°Northeast25.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsNov 7 at 3:05 PM49°Northeast20.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsNov 7 at 4:10 PM60°East-northeast10.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseNov 7 at 5:06 PM69°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in San FranciscoNov 7 at 5:08 PM69°East-northeast0.3° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in San Francisco 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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsNov 7 at 5:10 PM69°East-northeast0.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.
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-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.

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

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

Times are local for San Francisco (PST - Pacific Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in San Francisco

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in San FranciscoLooks like in San FranciscoPath of the eclipse
Mar 11, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 3, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 30, 1934LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 13, 1934SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 3, 1935SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8, 1936LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 27, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 24 / May 25, 1937LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jun 8, 1937SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 17 / Nov 18, 1937LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 2, 1937SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 13 / May 14, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7, 1938LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 21, 1938SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 1939SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 15 / Oct 16, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1942LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 4, 1943SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19 / Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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