Eclipse Calculator – Eclipses in Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
Eclipse visible in Washington DC – Apr 21 – Apr 22, 1940 Penumbral 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.
During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears 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.
Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Sunday, April 21, 1940
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.Washington DC (EST - Eastern Standard Time).
Other eclipses visible in Washington DC
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|Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in|
|Looks like in|
|Path of the eclipse|
|Feb 3, 1935||Solar||Partial||Partial|
|Jul 15 / Jul 16, 1935||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Dec 27 / Dec 28, 1936||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|May 25, 1937||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Nov 18, 1937||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|May 14, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Nov 7, 1938||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Apr 19, 1939||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Oct 27 / Oct 28, 1939||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Apr 7, 1940||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Apr 21 / Apr 22, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 16, 1940||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Mar 13, 1941||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Mar 2, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Aug 25 / Aug 26, 1942||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Feb 19 / Feb 20, 1943||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 8 / Feb 9, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 5 / Jul 6, 1944||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 9, 1945||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Dec 18 / Dec 19, 1945||Lunar||Total||Total|
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