May 14, 1938 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
BETA: This is a temporary animation, it would look different in real life. We hope to fix that issue soon.
Click the 'play' button to view the animation. The pause button can also be used to temporarily suspend the animation.
Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- West in Asia
- East in North America
- Parts of South America
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations near the shadow's path:
- Cairns, Queensland, Australia
- Lae, Papua New Guinea
- Palikir, Ponape, Micronesia
- Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Unalaska, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Yaren, Nauru
- Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Wake Island, Wake Island, U.S.A.
- Honiara, Solomon Islands
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
- Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
- Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
- Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
- Anadyr, Russia
- Koror, Palau
- Melekeok, Palau
- Dili, Timor-Leste
- Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- Sofifi, North Maluku, Indonesia
- Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia
- Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
- Utsunomiya, Japan
- Tokyo, Japan
- Yokosuka, Japan
- Sendai, Japan
- Kawasaki, Japan
- Sagamihara, Japan
- Yokohama, Japan
- Fukushima, Japan
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
When the eclipse happens worldwideLunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.
The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Seattle*||Visible in Seattle|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 14 at 5:47 AM||May 13 at 9:47 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 14 at 6:58 AM||May 13 at 10:58 PM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 14 at 8:21 AM||May 14 at 12:21 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 14 at 8:43 AM||May 14 at 12:43 AM||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 14 at 9:05 AM||May 14 at 1:05 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 14 at 10:28 AM||May 14 at 2:28 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 14 at 11:39 AM||May 14 at 3:39 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Seattle, the entire eclipse is visible.