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Eclipse visible in Washington DC – May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse

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

This is an approximate representation. The eclipse and moon will look slightly different in real life.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Washington DC.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Saturday, May 14, 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 Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral eclipse beginsMay 14 at 1:47 AM194°South-southwest30.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial eclipse beginsMay 14 at 2:58 AM211°South-southwest25.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 4:21 AM229°Southwest15.1° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 4:43 AM233°Southwest11.9° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 5:05 AM236°West-southwest8.4° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 14 at 5:59 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 6:28 AM249°West-southwest5.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 7:39 AM259°West18.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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

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

Times are local for Washington DC (EDT - Eastern Daylight Time).

Other eclipses visible in Washington DC

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Mar 11, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 3 / Sep 4, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26, 1934LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 3, 1935SolarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 15 / Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 27 / Dec 28, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 25, 1937LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 18, 1937LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
May 14, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 19, 1939SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 27 / Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 7, 1940SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 21 / Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 16, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 2, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 25 / Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 19 / Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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