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Flag for South Africa October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town, South Africa

Max view in Cape Town
Saturday, October 28, 1939 at 5:47 AM

Global Type: Partial Lunar Eclipse


Cape Town: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Began: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 5:43 AM

Maximum: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 5:47 AM

Ended: Sat, Oct 28, 1939 at 11:29 AM


Duration: 5 hours, 46 minutes

Location

October 28, 1939 — Partial Lunar Eclipse — Cape Town

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Looked

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

StartMaxMoonset
5:43 AM Oct 285:47 AM Oct 285:50 AM Oct 28
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Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Saturday, October 28, 1939

EventTime in Cape TownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 5:43 AM286°West-northwest1.2°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Maximal Eclipse visible in Cape TownOct 28 at 5:47 AM285°West-northwest0.4°
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 West-northwest for the best view of the eclipse.
MoonsetOct 28 at 5:50 AM285°West-northwest0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 28 at 6:54 AM276°West13.4° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseOct 28 at 8:36 AM263°West33.7° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse endsOct 28 at 10:18 AM244°West-southwest53.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Penumbral Eclipse endsOct 28 at 11:29 AM220°Southwest64.4° 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
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
1935Jan 19LunarPenumbral
Total
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
Note: Click on the date link for details in Cape Town, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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