Oct 16, 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
- North America
- East in South America
Partial eclipse visible in:
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
- Santiago, Chile
- Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
- Washington DC, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
- Guatemala, Guatemala
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Havana, Cuba
- Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
- Lima, Lima, Peru
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- New York, New York, U.S.A.
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- 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 over the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Washington DC, the entire eclipse is visible.