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Flag for Vanuatu October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila, Vanuatu

Max view in Port Vila
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 5:51 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Port Vila: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 2:43 PM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 5:51 PM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 8:29 PM


Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes

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October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Port Vila

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Animation: How the Partial Lunar Eclipse Looked

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow covered only parts of the Moon, as seen from Port Vila. There were no other locations on Earth where the Moon appeared completely covered during this event. The Earth's shadow covered a large portion of the Moon, so this was still a nice sight.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd of partial
5:49 PM Oct 285:51 PM Oct 287:18 PM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Port Vila on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in Port VilaDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 2:43 PM90°East42.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 3:54 PM85°East26.5° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 5:36 PM78°East-northeast2.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseOct 28 at 5:49 PM77°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Port VilaOct 28 at 5:51 PM77°East-northeast0.4°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Port Vila would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 7:18 PM69°East-northeast19.0°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 8:29 PM60°East-northeast33.9°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Port Vila (VUT – Vanuatu Time).

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

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

Eclipses visible in Port Vila

Eclipse Visibility from Port VilaVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
Partial
1930Oct 8LunarPenumbral
Partial
1930Oct 22SolarPartial
Total
1931Apr 3LunarPartial
Total
1931Sep 27LunarPartial
Total
1932Mar 22 / Mar 23LunarPartial
Partial
1932Sep 15LunarPenumbral
Partial
1933Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jan 31LunarPartial
Partial
1934Feb 14SolarPartial
Total
1934Jul 26 / Jul 27LunarPartial
Partial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
Total
1935Jul 16LunarPartial
Total
1936Jan 9LunarTotal
Total
1936Jul 5LunarPartial
Partial
1936Dec 14SolarPartial
Annular
1937May 25LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1937Jun 9SolarPartial
Total
1937Nov 18LunarPartial
Partial
1937Dec 3SolarPartial
Annular
1938May 14LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3 / May 4LunarTotal
Total
1939Oct 13SolarPartial
Total
1939Oct 28LunarPartial
Partial
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