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Flag for USA April 21, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA

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Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 11:25 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 9:29 PM

Maximum: Sun, Apr 21, 1940 at 11:25 PM

Ended: Mon, Apr 22, 1940 at 1:22 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 53 minutes


April 21, 1940 – April 22, 1940 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

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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

9:29 PM Apr 2111:25 PM Apr 211:22 AM Apr 22
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Sunday, April 21, 1940

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsApr 21 at 9:29:44 PM136°Southeast27.9°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseApr 21 at 11:25:58 PM167°South-southeast38.3°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsApr 22 at 1:22:16 AM202°South-southwest36.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EST – Eastern Standard Time).

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Washington DC

Eclipse Visibility From Washington DCVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
1940Nov 11MercuryTransit
1941Mar 13LunarPartial
1942Mar 2LunarTotal
1942Aug 25 / Aug 26LunarTotal
1943Feb 19 / Feb 20LunarPartial
1944Feb 8 / Feb 9LunarPenumbral
1944Jul 5 / Jul 6LunarPenumbral
1945Jul 9SolarPartial
1945Dec 18 / Dec 19LunarTotal
1946Nov 23SolarPartial
1947Nov 12SolarPartial
1947Nov 28LunarPenumbral
1948Oct 17LunarPenumbral
1949Apr 12 / Apr 13LunarTotal
1949Oct 6 / Oct 7LunarTotal
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