Apr 22, 1940 Penumbral 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/West Europe
- South/East Asia
- South/West North America
- Much of South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Algiers, Algeria
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Brussels, Belgium
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Rome, Italy
- Dublin, Ireland
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Madrid, Spain
- Havana, Cuba
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Paris, France
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||Apr 22 at 2:31 AM||Apr 21 at 9:31 PM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Apr 22 at 4:26 AM||Apr 21 at 11:26 PM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Apr 22 at 6:20 AM||Apr 22 at 1:20 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.