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Flag for USA February 8, 1944 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA

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Wednesday, February 9, 1944 at 1:14 AM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Washington DC: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Feb 8, 1944 at 11:21 PM

Maximum: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 1:14 AM

Ended: Wed, Feb 9, 1944 at 3:07 AM

Duration: 3 hours, 47 minutes


February 8, 1944 – February 9, 1944 — 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

11:21 PM Feb 81:14 AM Feb 93:07 AM Feb 9
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Local times for eclipse in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 9, 1944

EventTime in Washington DCDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsFeb 8 at 11:21:11 PM123°East-southeast55.1°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Maximum EclipseFeb 9 at 1:14:29 AM174°South66.8°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 9 at 3:07:49 AM231°Southwest57.7°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Washington DC (EWT – (null)).

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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