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Flag for South Africa May 29, 1938 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Sunday, May 29, 1938 at 4:58 PM

Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse


Cape Town: Partial Solar Eclipse


Began: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 3:58 PM

Maximum: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 4:58 PM

Ended: Sun, May 29, 1938 at 5:53 PM


Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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May 29, 1938 — Total Solar Eclipse — Cape Town

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The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Cape Town, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

StartMaxSunset
3:58 PM May 294:58 PM May 295:46 PM May 29
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Sunday, May 29, 1938

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 29 at 3:58 PM313°Northwest17.7°
The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 29 at 4:58 PM303°West-northwest7.9°
Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
SunsetMay 29 at 5:46 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 29 at 5:53 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Times are local for Cape Town (SAST – South Africa Standard Time).

This eclipse is in progress during sunrise or sunset, so the Sun is displayed only partly in some phases, according to its altitude below the horizon. 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
Partial
1930Oct 7LunarPartial
Partial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
Total
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
Total
1932Sep 14 / Sep 15LunarPartial
Partial
1933Feb 24SolarPartial
Annular
1933Mar 12LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Aug 5LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1933Sep 4LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1934Jan 30LunarPenumbral
Partial
1934Aug 10SolarPartial
Annular
1935Jul 16LunarTotal
Total
1936Jan 8LunarTotal
Total
1936Jul 4LunarPartial
Partial
1936Dec 28LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
1938May 29SolarPartial
Total
1938Nov 7 / Nov 8LunarTotal
Total
1939May 3LunarPartial
Total
1939Oct 28LunarPenumbral
Partial
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