Mar 23, 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:
- Much of Asia
- Much of Australia
- East in North America
- East in South America
- Indian Ocean
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Paris, France
- Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Rome, Italy
- New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Beijing, China
- Algiers, Algeria
- Cairo, Egypt
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Madrid, Spain
- Ankara, Turkey
- Moscow, Russia
- Athens, Greece
- Tokyo, Japan
- Baghdad, Iraq
- Jakarta, Jakarta Special Capital Region, Indonesia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Brussels, Belgium
- Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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||Mar 23 at 7:15 PM||Mar 23 at 2:15 PM||No, under horizon|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 23 at 7:47 PM||Mar 23 at 2:47 PM||No, under horizon|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Mar 23 at 8:20 PM||Mar 23 at 3:20 PM||No, under horizon|
* The Moon is under the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in Washington DC.