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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – May 29, 1938 Total Solar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like in Cape Town (weather permitting).

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

More about the May 29, 1938 Total Solar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Sunday, May 29, 1938

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
Partial eclipse beginsMay 29 at 3:59 PM313°Northwest17.6° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseMay 29 at 4:59 PM303°West-northwest7.7° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon 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 5:45 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsMay 29 at 5:53 PM296°West-northwest0.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon

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.

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

Other eclipses visible in Cape Town

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EclipseType at maxVisibility in
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Path of the eclipse
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
Mar 2 / Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 26, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Feb 20, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth

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