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Flag for South Africa July 16, 1935 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Tuesday, July 16, 1935 at 6:59 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Cape Town: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Tue, Jul 16, 1935 at 4:17 AM

Maximum: Tue, Jul 16, 1935 at 6:59 AM

Ended: Tue, Jul 16, 1935 at 9:42 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 25 minutes


July 16, 1935 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

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This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Cape Town. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxMoonset
5:12 AM Jul 166:59 AM Jul 167:52 AM Jul 16
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Tuesday, July 16, 1935

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 4:17:06 AM270°West41.5°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 5:12:17 AM263°West30.4°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJul 16 at 6:09:53 AM257°West-southwest19.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseJul 16 at 6:59:38 AM251°West-southwest9.4°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Total Eclipse endsJul 16 at 7:49:29 AM245°West-southwest0.5°
Total moon eclipse ends.
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 West-southwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetJul 16 at 7:52:44 AM244°West-southwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsJul 16 at 8:47:05 AM237°West-southwest10.1° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 16 at 9:42:10 AM228°Southwest18.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
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 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
1938May 29SolarPartial
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarPartial
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
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