May 3, 1939 Total Lunar Eclipse
What this lunar eclipse looks like
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Where to see the eclipse
Continents seeing at least some parts of the eclipse:
- South/East Europe
- South/East Asia
- Much of Africa
- West in North America
- Indian Ocean
Total eclipse visible in:
Locations being able to see at least parts of the Total part.
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Manila, Philippines
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Yangon, Myanmar
- Tokyo, Japan
- Seoul, South Korea
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Tehran, Iran
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Nome, Alaska, U.S.A.
- Makkah, Saudi Arabia
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Harare, Zimbabwe
- Gaborone, Botswana
- Lusaka, Zambia
- Kampala, Uganda
- Lubumbashi, Congo Dem.Rep.
- Kigali, Rwanda
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 Washington DC*||Visible in Washington DC|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||May 3 at 12:25 PM||May 3 at 8:25 AM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse begins||May 3 at 1:28 PM||May 3 at 9:28 AM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse begins||May 3 at 2:41 PM||May 3 at 10:41 AM||No, below horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||May 3 at 3:11 PM||May 3 at 11:11 AM||No, below horizon|
|Full Eclipse ends||May 3 at 3:40 PM||May 3 at 11:40 AM||No, below horizon|
|Partial Eclipse ends||May 3 at 4:53 PM||May 3 at 12:53 PM||No, below horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||May 3 at 5:56 PM||May 3 at 1:56 PM||No, below horizon|
* The Moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.