Oct 28, 1939 Partial 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:
- Much of Europe
- North/East Asia
- Much of Australia
- Much of Africa
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Brussels, Belgium
- Paris, France
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dublin, Ireland
- Madrid, Spain
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Havana, Cuba
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
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||Oct 28 at 3:44 AM||Oct 27 at 10:44 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Oct 28 at 4:56 AM||Oct 27 at 11:56 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 28 at 6:36 AM||Oct 28 at 1:36 AM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Oct 28 at 8:17 AM||Oct 28 at 3:17 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Oct 28 at 9:28 AM||Oct 28 at 4:28 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.