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Flag for U.S.A. May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Saturday, May 14, 1938 at 4:43 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 1:46 AM

Maximum: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 4:43 AM

Ended: Sat, May 14, 1938 at 7:41 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 55 minutes


May 14, 1938 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Washington DC. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
2:57 AM May 144:43 AM May 146:00 AM May 14
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Saturday, May 14, 1938

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 1:46:10 AM193°South-southwest30.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 2:57:03 AM211°South-southwest25.5°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 14 at 4:18:55 AM228°Southwest15.5°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 14 at 4:43:38 AM233°Southwest11.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 14 at 5:08:15 AM237°West-southwest8.1°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
MoonsetMay 14 at 6:00:18 AM245°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 14 at 6:30:06 AM249°West-southwest5.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 14 at 7:41:05 AM259°West18.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Washington DC (EDT – Eastern Daylight Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility from Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarPartial
1930Apr 28SolarPartial
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Aug 31SolarPartial
1933Mar 11LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 3 / Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jul 26LunarPenumbral
1935Feb 3SolarPartial
1935Jul 15 / Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Dec 27 / Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
1938May 14LunarTotal
1938Nov 7LunarTotal
1939Apr 19SolarPartial
1939Oct 27 / Oct 28LunarPartial
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