Oct 16, 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:
- West in Europe
- North/East Asia
- Much of Australia
- North/West Africa
- Much of North America
- Much of South America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Havana, Cuba
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Santiago, Chile
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Tokyo, Japan
- 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||Oct 16 at 5:59 AM||Oct 16 at 12:59 AM||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 16 at 8:01 AM||Oct 16 at 3:01 AM||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Oct 16 at 10:03 AM||Oct 16 at 5:03 AM||Yes|
* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.