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Flag for South Africa January 30, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

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Tuesday, January 30, 1934 at 7:59 PM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Cape Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jan 30, 1934 at 4:10 PM

Maximum: Tue, Jan 30, 1934 at 7:59 PM

Ended: Tue, Jan 30, 1934 at 9:14 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 4 minutes


January 30, 1934 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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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.

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Phases and Local Times of this Eclipse

7:56 PM Jan 307:59 PM Jan 309:14 PM Jan 30
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, January 30, 1934

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 30 at 4:10:10 PM97°East45.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 30 at 6:01:55 PM82°East22.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseJan 30 at 6:42:19 PM77°East-northeast14.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJan 30 at 7:22:48 PM72°East-northeast6.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJan 30 at 7:56:22 PM68°East-northeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in Cape TownJan 30 at 7:59:01 PM67°East-northeast0.4°
The 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 9:14:28 PM56°Northeast13.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

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.

Eclipses and Transits Visible in Cape Town

Eclipse Visibility From Cape TownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks LikeMax DegreePath of the Eclipse
1930Apr 13LunarPenumbral
1930Oct 7LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPenumbral
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
1937May 11MercuryPartial Transit
Partial Transit
1938May 29SolarPartial
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
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