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Flag for U.S.A. March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.

Max view in Washington DC
Monday, March 2, 1942 at 8:22 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 5:31 PM

Maximum: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 8:22 PM

Ended: Mon, Mar 2, 1942 at 11:13 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 42 minutes


March 2, 1942 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
6:55 PM Mar 28:22 PM Mar 210:11 PM Mar 2
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Monday, March 2, 1942

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 5:31 PM67°East-northeast15.6° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 6:33 PM78°East-northeast3.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMar 2 at 6:55 PM81°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Total Eclipse beginsMar 2 at 7:35 PM87°East7.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East.
Maximum EclipseMar 2 at 8:22 PM94°East15.7°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMar 2 at 9:09 PM102°East-southeast24.3°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMar 2 at 10:11 PM114°East-southeast35.4°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMar 2 at 11:13 PM129°Southeast45.3°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC ( – (null)).

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
1940Apr 7SolarPartial
1940Apr 21 / Apr 22LunarPenumbral
1940Oct 16LunarPenumbral
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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