Apr 22, 1940 Penumbral 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
- West in Africa
- Parts of North America
- South America
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 over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.