Oct 28, 1939 Partial 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
- North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Chatham Islands, Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- Rawaki, Phoenix Islands, Kiribati
- Magadan, Russia
- Suva, Fiji
- Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia
- Funafuti, Tuvalu
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- Fakaofo, Tokelau, Tokelau
- Tarawa, Kiribati
- Midway, Midway Atoll, U.S.A.
- Alofi, Niue
- Wake Island, Wake Island, U.S.A.
- Nukualofa, Tonga
- Baker Island, U.S.A.
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Apia, Samoa
- Yaren, Nauru
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Port Vila, Vanuatu
- Wellington, New Zealand
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||Oct 28 at 3:44 AM||Oct 27 at 7:44 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Oct 28 at 4:56 AM||Oct 27 at 8:56 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 28 at 6:36 AM||Oct 27 at 10:36 PM||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Oct 28 at 8:17 AM||Oct 28 at 12:17 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Oct 28 at 9:28 AM||Oct 28 at 1:28 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Seattle, the entire eclipse is visible.