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Eclipse visible in San Jose – May 3, 1939 — 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 Jose, 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 May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in San Jose on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

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 JoseDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 4:25 AM244°West-southwest7.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Maximal Eclipse visible in San JoseMay 3 at 5:01 AM249°West-southwest1.5° 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 Jose would be around this time.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
MoonsetMay 3 at 5:11 AM251°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 5:28 AM253°West-southwest2.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:41 AM263°West17.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 7:11 AM268°West23.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 7:40 AM272°West28.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 8:53 AM284°West-northwest42.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:56 AM297°West-northwest53.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

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

Other eclipses visible in San Jose

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in San JoseLooks like in San JosePath of the eclipse
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
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
Feb 8 / Feb 9, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 5, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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