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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – January 30, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the January 30, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, January 30, 1934

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 30 at 4:12 PM96°East44.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 30 at 6:05 PM81°East22.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 30 at 6:42 PM77°East-northeast14.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 30 at 7:20 PM72°East-northeast7.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 30 at 7:55 PM68°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Cape TownJan 30 at 7:58 PM67°East-northeast0.5° Eclipse as seen from earthThe maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Cape Town would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJan 30 at 9:13 PM56°East-northeast13.4° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Cape Town.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Times are local for Cape Town (SAST - South Africa Standard Time).

Other eclipses visible in Cape Town

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in Cape TownLooks like in Cape TownPath of the eclipse
Nov 1, 1929SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 17, 1929LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 13, 1930LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 7, 1930LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 2 / Apr 3, 1931LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 26 / Sep 27, 1931LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 14 / Sep 15, 1932LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 24, 1933SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 12, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 5, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 4, 1933LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 30, 1934LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 10, 1934SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19, 1935LunarTotalPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 16, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8, 1936LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4, 1936LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 28, 1936LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
May 29, 1938SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 7 / Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 28, 1939LunarPartialPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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