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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – July 4, 1936 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

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

During this partial lunar eclipse, the Moon covers only parts of the Sun, as seen from Cape Town. There are no other locations on Earth where the Sun appears completely covered during this event.

More about the July 4, 1936 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Saturday, July 4, 1936

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 beginsJul 4 at 5:01 PM123°East-southeast7.9° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseJul 4 at 5:44 PM117°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsJul 4 at 6:28 PM111°East-southeast7.7° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
Maximum EclipseJul 4 at 7:25 PM104°East-southeast18.3° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Partial Eclipse endsJul 4 at 8:21 PM98°East29.3° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsJul 4 at 9:48 PM86°East46.8° 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
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
Mar 23, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Apr 22, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Oct 1, 1940SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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